AAA on Televisa #934 (04/17/2010)

Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, 03/19/2010

Maybe they’re just figuring out how they’re going to run these double tapings and started out with the easiest solution was first half as first week. It seemed odd watching it on TV; surely the matches for the next week went a big longer, and airing one or two of them might have spared us from so much filler telling us to tune in for those stars next week.

Of the two similarly set up matches – simple fast paced uncomplicated tecnicos vs rudos – the Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero vs Rió Bravo, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana match lapped Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly vs Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu. Some credit goes to the rudos, because this was a good night for Poder el Norte, but the match with the foreigners and Tiger had a lot better lucha build than the one featuring lucha tecnicos. That’s credit to Jack, Rocky and Tiger for working a smart match, but it’s also disappointing to see the Air Force fall into a bad funk. You treat guys like meaningless jobbers long enough, they will act like it.

The previous women’s match was better Rain & Sexy Star vs Cinthia Moreno & Fabi Apache, but they did get over the broom spot and that was the point.

There was a stretch where there was no wrestling for about 45 minutes. I’m not sure Yurem vs Alex Koslov counted. Of that 45 minutes, at least 30 minutes were spent on Alex Koslov doing Alex Koslov things. I would’ve appreciated maybe an Alex Koslov match instead. If they’re going to do these double tapings, they ought to consider taping a seventh match.

IWRG, Puebla, CMLL lineups changes

IWRG (SUN) 05/09 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Dinamic Black b Comando Negro
2) Daga & Tonatiuh DCO Alan Extreme & Eterno
3) Bombero Infernal, Maldito Jr., Samot b Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Jack
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan DQ Dr. Cerebro, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Scorpio Jr.

In the third fall, Hijo de Pirata Morgan socked Scorpio (not captain) with a weapon to pin him. Rayo saw it happen, grabbed the weapon, socked Pirata, and got caught for the DQ.

911 pinned Diablo clean to set up a title match this Sunday.

Bombero pinned Jack with his feet on the ropes. Black Terry argued with the referee, and got backcrackered by Samot. (Of course that was the move.) This sets up Jack vs Bombero this Sunday.

Daga & Eterno are feuding. Still!

CMLL (MON) 05/10 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Asturiano, Centella de Oro, Milenium b Centauro de Fuego, Fuerza Chicana, Toro Bill Sr.
2) Durango Kid, Puma King, Tiger Kid b Astro Boy, Leono, Metálico
3) Delta, Diamante, Sensei b Loco Max, Nitro, Skándalo
4) Hijo del Fantasma DQ Psicosis
5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Místico, Taichi b La Máscara, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

Hijo del Fantasma took the second fall and seemed about to win the third, but Universo 2000 and Mascara Ano 2000 rushed in to attack. Fantasma was destroyed and his mask was ripped off. Mascara, Volador and Negro Casas pulled Fantasma from the ring and wanted to fight Psicosis and Los Dinamitas, but Tanahashi, Taichi and Mistico attacked them to kick start the main event.

In the third fall of that match, Negro took out Mistico with a silla, Volador did a dive on to them both, and Tanahashi dived on them all. Mascara and Taichi, left alone in the ring, battled out to a finish. Mascara accidently kicked the referee, and Taichi yanked his mask and rolled him up for them.

Even though Astro Boy and Leono took out Durango and Tiger with kids, Puma King still pinned Metalico clean with a casita.

Lineup Changes: CMLL juggled their lineups for Tuesday and Friday. Hector Garza takes Sombra’s place in the main event, so he STILL hasn’t actually joined the rudo side and that match is doomed. Texano replaces Mephisto in the semimain. On Friday, the new semimain is Tanahashi, Taichi, and Okumura versus La Mascara, Mascara Dorada and Sombra, and Hijo de Fantasma takes Dorada’s place in the lightning match against Averno. (Terrible does not appear to get a makeup booking this week.) Seems like there was a change in plans about who’s getting the first shot (and probable win) at the new trios champs.

Previews of tonight’s card: Ovaciones and ESTO. Today is a Mother’s Day show; maybe that’s why they wanted Garza on this show? Fabian and Dr. X match up in the tercera.

Trios Titles: Okumura says his team would’ve won the trios titles no matter how Garza acted in the match, and they’re ready for all challengers. Fantasma says they must wins the CMLL belts back from NJPW to restore national pride. In that interview with Fuego en el Ring, Fantasma says he, Mascara, the Angels and Metro will have to discuss the future of the group. In another interview with Record, Fantasma says Mistico has offered to take Garza’s place. Of course he did. Go ask Volador how that one works out. Fantasma also suggests Shocker and Strong Man.

Tanahashi’s match for Saturday was canceled, so SuperLuchas gave him tickets to the WWE Raw show that night. Fans repeatedly mistook him for Yoshi Tatsu.

Super Porky’s jaw injury came at the hands of Histeria. Hope this doesn’t screw everything up.

Valiente & Mascara Dorada’s missing luggage showed up midnight after their show in Japan, and included matching half masks they were going to wear. CMLL needs to team them up so we can see those.

Perros del Mal will have a 3 hour radio show on the Gladiadores’ website this Wednesday, from 4-7.

R de Rudo has an interview with Lola Gonzalez.

Rossy Moreno celebrated the 1st anniversary of her restaurant with a lucha show, of course.

Cronicas Y Leyendas writes about the career of Groon.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

05/08 video links

Arena Mexico, 05/02/2010
Ángel Azteca Jr., Diamante, Fabián el Gitano vs Dr. X, Puma King, Tiger Kid
El Alebrije, Histeria, Psicosis vs Brazo de Plata, La Sombra, Toscano

Arena Mexico, 04/30/2010
Fuego & Metro vs Euforia & Raziel
Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Luna Mágica vs Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca

Jennifer Blade & Rain vs Fabi Apache & Mari Apache
Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Sabu – I don’t know what you wanted from this, but I don’t know what they wanted from this
Cibernético, El Mesías, Heavy Metal vs Chessman, Hernandez, Zorro

WWC Hour 2

IWRG was a rerun. Monterrey just didn’t air, no explanation