CMLL Guerreros del Ring on CAN52 #226 (03/20/2010)

Arena Mexico, 03/14/2010

Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Starman vs Bronco, Puma King, Tiger Kid: It’d be nice if all the strange finishes of late were going somewhere. That doesn’t seem like the usual plan.

Anyway, sometimes I imagine Team CatHorse as a kid’s cartoon street gang, with Puma and Tiger as the loudmouths who get them in trouble and Bronco as the kinda dumb goon who beats people up for them, and so it’s always weird when he’s the captain. I don’t imagine anyone else has this problem.

Máximo, Metro, Rush vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Sangre Azteca, Vangelis: not horrible or anything, but certaintly nothing you ever need to see. I can’t say Rush doesn’t try (especially after that phantom powerslam), he’s just not very good. Even though he’s in the same high spot, it does feel like they’ve started to realize this and scaled him back.

updated AAA Heroes en Ring 2011 roster (28 of 31 known)

last updated 04/15

IGN says 31. Let’s count ’em off:

Spotted previously
01) La Parka Jr.
02) Electroshock
03) Konnan
04) Mesias
05) Cibernetico
06) Octagon
07) Psycho Clown
08) Elegido
09) Charly Manson – still there!
10) Abismo Negro
11) Gronda
12) Ozz
13) Chessman
14) Super Fly
15) Psicosis – was II! maybe now III?
16) Cuervo
17) Zorro
18) Vampiro

Spotted in this recent batch of video
19) Extreme Tiger
20) Monster Clown
21) Kenzo Suzuki
22) Dr. Wagner Jr.
23) Silver King
24) Murder Clown
25) Alan Stone – quick shot of him in the new trailer in a three way with Electro & Charly
26) Escoria – he’s the guy Elegido is picking up for an Atlantida. You can see his facepaint briefly, and he’s wearing his corset gear
27) Jack Evans – see late Friday note.
28) El Brazo – via 1UP
29) ?
30) ?
31) mystery guy in red

5 spots left, with 20 possibilities: Jack Evans, Teddy Hart, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario, Laredo Kid, Aerostar, Alebrije, Crazy Boy, Pimpinela, Espiritu, Latin Lover, Histeria, Ultimo Gladiador, Black Abyss, Chris Stone, El Brazo, Decnnis, Billy Boy, Marco Corleone, and Oriental. Many of those guys are not still around, but this roster was finalized a while back and they haven’t taken out anyone who’s since left.

mystery wrestler
mystery man from the trailer

My guess is Jack, Teddy, Lider, Nicho and Crazy Boy. That last one is a bit of a reach because Marco or Latin would be a bigger deal, but Crazy would be so sad if he wasn’t in this game. I also can’t shake the feeling that we would’ve seen Jack & Teddy already if they were actually in this game, but I have no actual facts to base it on. If it were up to me, I’d make Kahoz or Espectro de Ultratumba a hidden boss of some sort, but I would be surprised to see it.

It may not even be 6 spots, though. There’s a guy shown briefly, in a red one strapped singlet, wearing red boots with a lightning bolt on them. He’s got Gronda’s colors and Silver King’s body, but doesn’t appear to be either of them.

The most recent WWE games have included extra downloadable wrestlers for a fee. No idea if this game will get that sort of support.

Safe to assume that women or mini would’ve been spotted by now if they were going to be in this game. Disappointing, but not altogether surprising. That’s for the next version.

Edit late Friday: I’ve been told Jack Evans was in the game by those playing it at the Acclaim show. I’ve also read X-Pac mentioned by a commenter in the game, though I don’t trust anonymous commenters enough to count him as confirmed. X-Pac in this game would be bizarre to anyone not familiar with 2008-2009 AAA. Heck, I watched 2009 AAA and it still seems bizarre.

Edit: I forgot to take Escoria out from up in that paragraph.

Felino takes Mistico’s mask (sort of), AAA Video Game US release date, Wagner/Electro at TripleMania?

CMLL (THU) 04/08 Arena Neza [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Aguilia Misteriosa & Mini Flash b Hooligan I & Hooligan II
2) Carta Brava Jr., Halcon Tarin, Halcon Tarin Jr. b Bizarro, El Canalla, Ice Killer
3) Brazo Cibernetico Jr., Brazo de Platino, Super Brazo b Demonio Negro, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Dark Angel, Lluvia, MarcelaAmapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
5) La Sombra & Volador Jr.Felino & Místico

Rudos took the first, tecnicos took the second. Third came down to Volador and Mistico. With the referee distracted, Felino (eliminated earlier) came back into the ring and stole Mistico’s mask, a bit of revenge for Dos Leyendas. Volador pinned Mistico for the win.

Marcela replaces Lady Apache. Or maybe they just traded bookings from here and Puebla?

Friday Night Arena Mexico previews: ESTO, Notimex, Ovaciones. Big story is Mistico’s return to the tecnico side, teaming with Sombra & Mascara Dorada. This won’t end well. Semimain is the trios champs vs Terrible, Texano, Vangelis, which sure seems like a title match setup.

Konami sent out a press release yesterday announcing they’d be distributing AAA’s video game in the US. Release date is August 9th (a Monday; odd, because usual releases are Tuesdays.) Beyond the press release, Konami was showing off the game last night. Gameinformer has a good review, noting the gameplay doesn’t distinguish it from other wrestling games, but it does include mask and hair wagering. Looking thru the pictures, Extreme Tiger made the roster. Cuervo and Super Fly surprised me, but then I remembered we had seen them before.

Ovaciones says Wagner/Electro (for the title) and Parka/Park (stip unknown) are signed for TripleMania. I think that’s likely but not for certain.

Black Mamba talks talks about Monday’s mask vs hair match with Pimpinela Escarlata.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of last night’s IWRG show.

DJ Spectro has a ton of posts: part 3 of America Salvaje’s story, the history of lucha libre in Tampico, El Solitario, los Cavernario Galindo, and who Who Are These Three Young Wrestlers.

LuchaWorld has 80 to 71 of the best in 2009 countdown.