04/30 Perros del Mal taping in Mexicali canceled

Perros del Mal put out a press release explaining the situation. The show is being canceled due to the earthquake earlier this week, with a makeup day to be announced (right now, they’re just encouraging everyone to come to the Tijauna show the next day instead.)

Just a couple days ago, there was a note that this show was to be taped for US PPV (after previously being scheduled for New York.) With it now being canceled, the newest PPV date is May 2nd, and the new location in Mexico City. Perros del Mal will be working together with Masked Republic on the PPV, and they may end up using footage from other shows.

2010 Gran Alternativa Novatos (Block A)

SuperLuchas has the list and confirms the format: 2 weeks of four eight teams, with the winners squaring off in a final. This will allow longer matches without bloated shows, a good compromise. Sixteen guys is way too many, and these shows are going to be overloaded. Oh well.

The list, with age and time in CMLL

  • Rey Cometa  (27, 1y10m)
  • Diamante (18, 0y8m)
  • Sensei (31, 5y)
  • Polvora (30, 8y)
  • Cancerbero (33, 7y)
  • Inquisador (? but probably early 20s, 1y11m )
  • Disturbio (30, 0y7m)
  • Camorra (?, 3y2m over a couple stints)

Cometa, Polvora, and Camorra are carry overs from last year, so the informal two year old rule about no repeats is over. None made the second round – maybe we can pretend that’s the new rule? Whatever.

Anyone who’s been around for five years doesn’t quite seem like a rookie. Cancerbero & Polvora are sneaking in because they’ve been given a new character (in Cancerbero’s case, we’re still not supposed to he was someone else.) Sensei is here because…they were feeling generous? I have no idea. Edit: He’s here because they needed 16 and he probably got the call before Super Camaleon.

I was really expecting Taichi to be including. Last year’s Okumura win was a lemon, they really ought to have tried to make some lemonade out of it by teasing the same thing only for the Japanese to be thwarted early on. Or maybe Semental could’ve just taken him out and taken the spot this time around.

Edit: There’s still time!

Favorites (FOR THIS BLOCK) are Diamante, Rey Cometa, and Polvora. CMLL’s been clearly high on Diamante since he’s come in, though he’s been spotty and not ready for this spot. Rey Cometa is more ready, but it’s already tough to distinguish all the high flyers for the casual fans having either of these two just adds another name to the muddle. Polvora’s been on an upward trajectory since winning last year’s bodybuilding contest and this would continue that trend.

Some people will pick Disturbio because his family connections (unclear relationship to Panico and family), but he’s not yet made it out of the openers and seems a major long shot. Camorra & Sensei are here to make up the numbers. Inquisador is as well, though it did seem like they had plans for him early last year before scaling back. Cancerbero may be here for story reasons; perhaps a tecnico will have to go thru two of Virus’ teams to win it all?

We’ll know more when the vets and parings are announced. Edit: and, you know, the other 8 participants.

04/10-11 Lucha Times


AAA: Rey de Reyes tournament, and replays from last week.

52MX: Angels/Fabian vs Euforia/Dr. X/Polvora, and Panther/Porky/Shocker vs Negro/Guerreros

LATV: more minis and the Triada vs Panther/Rush/Sagrado. Let’s note that this show is getting bombarded with Bracito de Oro vs Pequeno Warrior, and there seems to be 0% chance it’ll air on this show based on usual patterns. I know the commerical time on the main show is horrible, but I still believe that practice is actually the worst run part of CMLL’s TV.

IWRG: Back to the every other episode is new policy? WHO CAN SAY. This would include more of the Canek/Pirata Morgan/Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. feud, and Dr. Cerbero/Masada feuding in the semimian.

CMLL: should be top 3, including Mistico trying the tecnico thing, the Trios champs vs the Renegados w/Vangelis, and the Triad vs Panther/Stuka/Toscano. If they air the lighting match here (which they did last week), I’ll be forever annoyed.

AAA-MEX: tag team title match, Psycho Clowns, and Mesias/Parka/Octagon vs Nuevo WagnerManiacos

CMLL-FOX: Mistico vs Atlantis

C3: the trios title match, and Mistico’s last appearance as a rudo?? (no)

Puebla: on at 12:30 on Saturday and only 90 minutes, so stuff is being cut or just left out. Main event should air, since that’s setting up a program.

ACM: They’ve got to air the Pimpi hair match, right? And maybe Hator’s title match and what ever else is left.

PdM: the top 2 from the SLP taping, which we didn’t even know was a taping. Perros vs Demon, Santo, Wagner (III)

TFN: this should be Dos Leyendas week, so I’d imagine they’d go back to airing the top matches, including Negro Casas vs Mistico and Ultimo Guerrero vs Villano V

AAA on Televisa #929 (03/13/2010)

taped Gimnasio De La Unidad Deportiva, Toluca, Estado De Mexico, 02/18/2010

– Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, El Brazo: I don’t want to ask what the point of Hilario is, because that’s a culdesac of thought. But – does it really make sense to give Guapito a bodyguard? The two things Guapito has going is Being Guapito, and getting beat up on occasion. He’s probably not change those things, so any bodyguard is going to look ineffective. It’s kind of silly, sillier than a blue painted asylum escapee

– Mascarita Sagrada, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis: they’ve not been as good late. Or at least this one didn’t work for me.

– Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero vs Alex Koslov, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario: Is there a storyline explaining why Hijo de Tirantes can be evil again after being warned not be? I understand it’s an excuse so Piero can end the show pulling Hijo del Tirantes out and making the count for the tecnicos, but what was the point of him being forced to play it straight? This was on the short side for this sort of match.

– La Parka Jr., Marco Corleone, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Silver King: This was not particularly good, but the finish was well done.

– El Mesías & Latin Lover vs Chessman & Zorro: this finish was NOT well done. Of all the stuff for AAA to cut out, Latin and Chessman completely blowing a finish is an odd thing to leave in. I refuse to believe they were planning to have Chessman win Rey de Reyes at this point.

Mex Trios champs retain, Gran Alternativa, MarcoTV, Perros del Mal PPV

CMLL (TUE) 04/06 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine]
1) Cholo & Mortiz b Camaleón & Robin
2) Eléctrico, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Delta, Fuego, Rush b Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Máscara Dorada, Metro, Stuka Jr. b Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca [MEX TRIOS]
5) Místico, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero b La Sombra, Sagrado, Toscano

For a man going back to the tecnico side, Mistico has no issue fighting them here, including going after Sagrado’s mask. Rudos took it in 2, UG pinning Sombra with his feet on the ropes.

MSM Fly retained in their first defense. Misterioso is the lucha bad luck charm. I now figure this tecnico trio will never lose…until the Metro sponsorship runs out and they vacate the title when he gets  a new identity.

Two guys hurt. Ultimo Dragoncito’s usual killer tope on Pierrothito was a bit too close to living up to it’s name, and Camaleon was helped out after taking Mortiz’s Spanish Fly. Three straight matches with that spot with Mortiz, an odd deal for an opener and probably not a finish everyone’s going to want to take.

Pictures are up for Tuesday’s GDL show, but no results yet.

Today’s Ovaciones reports the annual Gran Alternativa will return next Friday. The first round will be 04/16, the second round will be 04/23 and the finals will be on (Kid’s Day) 04/30. Ovaciones notes they don’t know how many teams will be in the tournament; a 3 weeks tournament usually means a 16 team tournament, but the Gran Alternativa has always been eight teams. Maybe they’d actually just do three matches a week, giving them more time? That’d be different.

Last year’s winner were Yujiro and Okumura. (Maybe Semental actually gets in this year?) The last few years, there’s been an informal rule of “no repeat rookies”, though they can always change their mind on this. I’m sure they can find 8 rookies, and I believe they can find 16, but I’m not sure that’d leave a lot for next year.

As noted by helpful people, the person the Gladiatores were hinting at running the MTV2 show appears to be Marco Corleone. The MTV2 shows will be one hour, 52 weeks long, and all new material taped just for this show. (This sounds VASTLY more interesting than cut up AAA.) They’ll be using both US and Mexican wrestlers. Still seems the Mexican talent will be from AAA, but the thought process behind AAA’s tryout in LA becomes really clear – they needed guys for this show that’d be easier to get to than the AAA guys. Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

In something that was probably reported first by PWInsider, but I’m linking elsewhere because I care about your computer’s safety, Valiente Entertainment’s PPV show in New York has offically been canceled. That seemed to be the case a week ago, but now they’re saying they’ll be taping 04/30 in Mexicali…which is a previously announced Perros del Mal show.  That card is a pretty standard Perros taping (Perros vs Santo/Demon/Park, Chary/X-Fly), and I wonder if it might still air on TVCDeportes.

Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Plata, La Sombra, Molotov and Ultimo Dragoncito visited children in the hospital. I bet Dragoncito could compare scars.

Cronicas and Leyendas looks back at Gran Davis, starting with his wrestling career.

Veneno’s blog has photos from him back in Panama.

Apparently, video game reviewers checking out the AAA video game also got to meet Elegido. I’ve never been sadder not to be approved AAA media. I don’t think Elegido can take a picture with his shirt on, it’d just feel too weird for him. Nice to know the video game is still existing.

R de Rudo has a letter from a fan upset at Sangre Azteca.

Kcidis remembers Solitario.

LuchaWorld has the best of 2009, 90-81!

After the break, a quick comparison:



Thank you.

AAA on Televisa #928 (03/06/2010)

Gimnasio Lazano Cardenas, Salamanca, 02/07/2010

Gato Eveready, Lasser Boy, Relampago vs Rio Bravo II, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana: and so, in week 2, the announcers start of the match by calling Lasser Boy “Super Boy” for a while, then he loses clean to a guy who’s only on TV half the time and booked as an opening card act. CMLL put more effort into Dragon Rojo, and it wasn’t even their movie! Oh well.

Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Alex Koslov & Sexy Star: far better than I expected. Alex sold like crazy for the Apaches, like they were a serious threat. He got the win, but it was not an easy one. Extreme Tiger is kind of a jerk.

Crazy Boy & Extreme Tiger vs Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario: if I wasn’t so done with the Hermandad, I think I would’ve been okay with this. Seven minutes to the point, and the right guy took the pinfall.

Cibernético, Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Konnan, Zorro – Cibernetico seemed pretty fine for getting the crap beat out of him last week. This was good when the CiberClowns were on offense, less so the other way. I don’t know if it’s the people involved or because there’s no real set units in the Legion, but there’s never a lot of teamwork stuff with the Legion.

El Mesías & Marco Corleone vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Electroshock: Usual bit with all four guys. Finish looked good.