05/01-03 Lucha Times


AAA-US: a five match show! Everything from the 04/06 taping, including Legion vs WagnerManiacos

52MX: Women’s Trios, Garza fun

LATV: if it’s the episode advertised last week, it’s Cancerberos vs Angels and Triad vs Panther/Stuka/Toscano

IWRG: top 2 from Sunday (maybe), including Cerebro/Terry vs Maldito/Samoth and Mascaras vs Tinieblas


CMLL-MEX: top 3 from Kid’s Day, including mask match?

AAA-MEX: Wagner vs Sabu, Legion vs Ciber/Mesias/Metal, more Parka/Park

CMLL-FOX: Mistico vs Volador relevos increibles, plus Tuareg vs Angels

C3: top 4, including Mephisto/Mascara title match.

Puebla: Invasion! Alebrije/Histeria/Psicosis vs Fantasma/Mascara/Sombra at least.

Monterrey: Pancho Tequila vs Sangre Chicana? I dunno.

Perros: Not sure either. A Charly Manson vs X-Fly match seems a good bet.

CMLL-TFN: the first post flu show?

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on CAN52 #230 (04/17/2010)

Arena Coliseo, 04/11/2010


Fabián el Gitano, Molotov, Sensei vs Dr. X, Puma King, Tiger Kid: Dr. X won with an ELBOW DROP. That beats Toscano’s suplex finish. I’m ready for these feuds to wrap up if they’re going to just spend 8 minutes ripping masks

Blue Panther, Sagrado, Toscano vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca: Liked this one better than the LATV Poder Mexica match, though I still expect more out of them. Misterioso seems worryingly like the weak link (worringly if you’re Misterioso), though Dragon Rojo seems to wander on his own at times.

05/04 Mexico Lineup, NJPW

CMLL (TUE) 05/04 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Inquisidor & Semental
2) Lady Apache, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
3) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Shocker vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
5) Héctor Garza, Místico, Último Guerrero vs Felino, La Sombra, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

Maybe Wednesday postings of this lineup is going to be the new thing? This is a Fan Appreciation (discounted tickets) show.

That’s an interesting main event. Doesn’t look like Volador/Mistico is ending this Sunday. Usually, it’s still three rudos and three tecnicos, but Garza still says he’s a tecnico…

Negro Casas’ CMLL middleweight title match vs Liger is on May 3rd, the last show of his tour in Japan, so I think he’ll have be OK getting back in time (though it may not be a good time.) Negro is currently 3-6 on the NJPW tour, with 1 direct win (pinning Liger to start the tour) and 2 direct losses (Liger, Giant Benard.) Negro did a recent promo declaring he’s going to bring his title home and wants a mask vs hair match next.

Speaking of NJPW, there’s some hype up for Mascara Dorada & Valiente’s appearance in the Super J Tag Tournament. A photographer exclaims that the building needs to be very well lit, because Dorada is too fast for a camera flash.

top six stories of the last two weeks

1) After running in Puebla, Mexico City, and Guadalajara, the independent ex-AAA wrestlers won their first match against CMLL starts, Monday night in Puebla. There was Cuije related cheating, but it’s still a win.

2) Vampiro returned to action in AAA, by brutally turning on Joaquin Roldan and allying himself with his son. Konnan and Vampiro are already having issues, despite seemingly being in the same alliance. Also, a Sabu/Dr. Wagner match occurred.

3) Polvora (w/Hector Garza) and Delta (w/Volador Jr.) advanced to the final of the biggest Gran Alterntiva tournament ever. Biggest in terms of participants, at least. The final will take place this Friday, along with a Bracito de Oro vs Mini Warrior mask match

4) The Viva La Lucha PPV, a US airing of this weekend’s 05/02 Perros del Mal taping (plus some other stuff) was officially announced. It’ll air on 06/11 in both Spanish and English.

5) Mephisto kept his NWA Welterweight Championship over La Mascara but appears to have lost part of the name; all CMLL mentions of the title before and after the title match have omitted the “NWA” name, due to an apparent cease/desist order.

6) Long time Guadalajara wrestler Guerrero Samuari (II) lost his mask in a cage match to Rafaga

Guadalajara, Mephisto retians, Perros, TripleMania

CMLL (TUE) 04/27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Johnny Dinamo b Quca
2) Infierno & Malefico b Nube Roja & Virgo
3) Gallo & Neutrón b Asesino Negro & Drago
4) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
5) Exterminador b Ebola [hair]
6) Averno, Ephesto, Texano b Brazo de Plata, Héctor Garza, Toscano

Rudos took the first, with some assistance from Garza. Hector hid during the second beatdown of the tecnicos, pretending he could not hear his teammates yells for help. Once they made the comeback, Garza stormed the ring, pushed Porky out of the way, and stole the pin. Garza helped the rudos again in the third fall, so much that they raised his hand in victory after the match. This sounds great, but I’m hoping he’s actually on the rudo side soon.

CMLL (TUE) 04/27 Arena Mexico [Record, @cmllmagazine]
1) Horus & Metatrón b Camorra & Disturbio
2) Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo DQ Diamante, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
3) Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Virus b Rush, Stuka Jr., Valiente
4) Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero b Blue Panther, La Sombra, Strong Man
5) Mephisto b La Máscara [NWA WELTER]

Kahoz and Brazo de Oro worked the corners for their sons. Mascara took the first with a casita, Mephisto took the second, then survived the campana and won clean with a Rosa.

Recaps of the show list the title either as the World Welterweight Championship or (erroneously) the CMLL World Welterweight Championship. No one asks about the old name; the NWA’s accomplishment here is to get people to stop talking about them. Hooray? (Letters are still on the belt.)

PdM (TUE) 04/27 Arena Aficion [The Gladiatores]
1) Aspid & Medics III b Aquiles & Magnum (Hidalgo)
2) Fantasma de la Ópera & Maldito Jr. b Exotico & La Plaga
3) Diva Salvaje & Mr. Aguilita b Leo & Medussa
4) Súper Nova & X-Fly b Hijo de LA Park & Oriental
5) Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween b Blue Demon Jr., Charly Manson, Groon XXX

Charly Manson replaced Oriental in the main event, which was a great excuse for X-Fly to rush out and foul him to give the rudos the win.

Stuka had a new mask design. How does CMLL magazine get all this done while live tweeting shows and taking photos? He is amazing.

Loco Max pulled Diamante’s mask off. How long is his hair right now?

AAA announced Fabi Apache, Mari Apache and Cinthia Moreno will face Sexi Star, Rain, and Jennifer Blake (not Blade this week; make up your mind) will face off at TripleMania, where the loser has to be the winner’s maids. This won’t end well.

Also, the mystery person in Friday’s TV taping main event is Nicho. Sounds like the actual mystery person wasn’t available after all.

The Vipers beating CMLL in Puebla has gotten decent coverage (clearly off CMLL press releases, so they’re trying to treat this as a big deal.)

Delta, Atlantis, Arkangel, and Guerrero Maya Jr. visited children in the hospital. CMLL is also partnering with an organization teaching kids how to stay safe on the internet. STEP 1:  do not read this comment section.

Kids who won a contest on televisadeportes got to meet AAA stars.

Difunto II lost his hair to Humberto Garza in Arena Solidardad.

Proyeccion Luchistica has interviews with Ola Maldita & Los Oficiales.

Cronicas Y Leyendas profiles indy wrestler Black Maligno.

DJ Spectro notes a new Medico Asesino, has a bio of Puerto Vallarta wrestler Angelikal, posts an interview with IWRG rudo referee Reyes Rosas, and reprints magazine interviews with Guatemalan luchadors Rayo Chapin & El Cirujano.

R de Rudo has an interview with famed house winner Bernado Guzman.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and unearths LA Lucha from 1992.

Kcidis has Bracito de Oro vs Pequeno Warrior.


CMLL (MON) 05/03 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Blue Center vs Karisma & Mr. Rafaga
2) Leono, Starman, Tony Rivera vs Disturbio, Mortiz, Semental
3) Estrella Mágica, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs La Comandante, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
4) Blue Panther, Sagrado, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Shocker vs El Alebrije, Histeria, Psicosis

Rematch (sort of.) I guess Starman takes Mortiz’s move?

AAA on Televisa #933 (04/10/2010)

Plaza de Toros Santa Maria, Queretaro, 03/12/2010

Marco Corleone vs Jack Evans, Ozz, Decnnis [AAA RdR, SF]: Decnnis got a lot more than I would’ve figured (and Jack got a lot less.) I think this was the best of the three semis.

El Elegido vs Hernandez, Crazy Boy, Kenzo Suzuki [AAA RdR, SF]: Really just a Hernandez showcase. I would hope they have an full plan for how they’re going to use him here, as opposed to “we’ll just book him in random trios until he goes where ever he’s going.”

La Parka Jr. vs Zorro, Chessman, Octagón [AAA RdR, SF]: About what you’d expect.

Marco Corleone vs Hernandez and Chessman [AAA RdR, FINAL]: Very strange they set up the Marco/Hernandez program on what was Marco’s last show, including Marco getting the pin on Hernandez. Did they not know? And if they didn’t know, why did Chessman win?