CMLL (FRI) 04/30 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, @cmllmagazine, Cesar, Luchas2000]
1) Leono & Starman b Bronco & Inquisidor
2) Fuego & Metro b Euforia & Raziel
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Luna Mágica b Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca
4) Pequeño Warrior b Bracito de Oro [mask]
5) Héctor Garza & Pólvora b Delta & Volador Jr. [Gran Alternativa, final]
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Taichi, Último Guerrero b Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Místico, Strong Man
Mini Warrior took the first, Bracito de Oro took the second, and Warrior won the third with a urange. Bracito de Oro, who had his family with him after the match, is Roberto Rodriguez Aguirre, 46 years old, 25 years a wrestler, originally from Oaxaca. Given his age and his level of use before this feud, this might be it for him. Bracito did says in interviews that this was’t the end of his career, but no one ever does.
Brazo de Oro was his mini’s cornerman in this match, and was warned for getting involved in the third fall (Sangre Azteca worked the rudo corner.) Brazo de Oro is on quite the bad streak of late: losing his hair match in Guadalajara, cornering his son to a loss in a title match on Tuesday, and cornering his mini to a loss here.
Gran Alternativa final was a three falls match. Delta & Volador had team masks that looked Super Sky Team-ish. Rudos took the first, tecnicos took the second, and the third fall seemed quite long on radio. After Volador accidentally dropkicked a referee, Polvora fouled Volador and picked up the pinfall. No 1 on 2 comeback for Delta on this night, as Garza & Polvora pinned him with a super faceslam. In the last year, Polvora has gone from being stuck in the opening match to winning Tigre Blanco’s mask and this tournament.
Main event did not start until 11:20pm local, later than they end the shows many nights. Probably as a result, it was a quick match – straight falls to the rudos, and quick ones at that. Ultimo Guerrero & Dragon Rojo got pins on Strong Man & Mistico in the first, and Taichi & Okumura got pins on Mascara & Fantasma in the second. After the match, the Japanese challenged Mascara & Fantasma to a trios title match. The third team member would be Hiroshi Tanahashi, due on next Friday’s show.
Top 3 matches went all to the rudos sides. It makes sense for where they’re going (though you may argue with that on the Gran Alternativa) but it’s an odd deal to do on Kid’s Days.
Ras de Lona has an interview with Estrella Blanca, but I think that’s just random.
Sombra’s being positioned as the defender of CMLL, but that’s beat by the interview segement of the crazed lunatic invaders – Psicosis, Histeria, Maniaco, Alebrije and Cuije being insane, hanging from the ceiling and breaking things. They want us to call them the Independents, but that’s not catchy. They actually introduce all the guys, so you know who they are even if you don’t know who they are. Alebrije insists he’s still a tecnico, but the indepedent guys are sticking together. No sign of Monsther, so that may have just been a one time deal.
Also, CMLL’s going to Guatemala soon, with a loaded roster (Mistico, Garza, Ultimo Guerrero, Terrible, Texano are involved.)
Also, Kid Luchadors.
Al Filo del Ring is excited for the AAA vs IWRG matches.
Cesar looks at this week’s CMLL lineups; at least the ones that are posted so far.
The Gladiatores has an interview with IWRG referee Yudi.
DJ Spectro looks back at Flama Solar beating Solitario in straight falls back in 1977.
IWRG (THU) 05/06 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dark Devil vs Alan Extreme
2) Daga & Dinamic Black vs Comando Negro & Eterno
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
4) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Electroshock, Silver King, Último Gladiador vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
As set up this part Thursday. Will be interesting to see how this goes. Both Ultimo Gladiador and Cuervo got their starts here, but it’s been a long time since they’ve been back.
Dark Devil is an Arena Neza guy. When they actually run shows in Arena Neza.
CMLL (FRI) 05/07 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Durango Kid
2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Rush vs Loco Max, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Ángel Azteca Jr. vs Arkangel de la Muerte [lightning]
4) Brazo de Plata, Máximo, Toscano vs Ephesto, Terrible, Texano Jr.
5) Delta, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Mephisto, Pólvora
6) Héctor Garza, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara vs Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi [CMLL TRIOS]
Tanahashi is only in for a few weeks, but that trios is losing the belts soon. I have no idea how that’ll go. For what it’s worth, that wasn’t a title match when they put the lineups together for Ras de Lona.
Delta & Sombra & Volador seems like Super Sky Team 2.0, at least for one night.
CMLL (SUN) 05/09 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Metálico vs Apocalipsis & Cholo
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Lady Apache, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Seuxis
3) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Fabián el Gitano vs Dr. X, Hooligan, Nosferatu
4) Fuego, Metro, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Brazo de Plata, La Sombra, Shocker vs El Alebrije, Histeria, Psicosis
Arena Coliseo Tag Team champions actually teaming up in Arena Coliseo!