new Trios contenders, Exodia, Benard, lineups

CMLL (FRI) 05/14 Arena Mexico [Cesar]
1) Artillero & Súper ComandoCamaleón & Principe
2) Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada Ultimo Dragoncito, Shockercito DQ Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior
3) Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, VirusFuego, Sagrado, Stuka Jr.
4) AvernoHijo del Fantasma [lightning]
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara DoradaHiroshi Tanahashi, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
6) Místico, Shocker, Strong ManFelino, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Mistico beat Negro clean in the main event with a senton con giro.

Mexicans took falls 1/3 (double superplex + La Mascara plancha) and challenged for the trios titles.

Averno got the win with 20 seconds left on the clock, and by shoving the referee, fouling Fantasma and pulling of his mask, all without earning a DQ.

Mini tecnicos won the second in straight falls, Damian fouling Bam Bam.

EstadioW said this was the last Friday Arena Mexico show they’d be covering. They said it a lot, giving the impression it wasn’t their (the announcers) choice to end the broadcasts. Not sure if that means CMLL has a deal with someone else (they haven’t said anything) or EstadioW decided to do something different with their Friday nights.

Lucha2000’s Twitter says Exodia (Olimpico’s son) has retired due to injuries. He’s not been seen in IWRG since the first week of the year, and seemed to have injuries quite often. and Ras de Lona talked about NJPW’s Giant Benard (Albert in WWE) coming in on May 27th. Matches with Strong Man, perhaps?

La Parka Jr. explains he did not make the AAA press conference because he works seven days a week. Parka explains that if Park loses at TripleMania, he won’t be able to sign autographs as La Parka. That’s testing the suspension of disbelief. Parka also asks, if Park was so good in the US, why is he back in Mexico?

Ultimo Gladiador notes that, the entire time he was in IWRG, he never got a shot in Copa High Power, only now when he’s an AAA Invader. Gladiador also hinted that IWRG guys would be making an appearance on AAA shows at some point.

Black Warrior has turned up on Perros del Mal cards at the end of the month.

DJ Spectro has pictures from Supremo’s funeral and an obit, as well as video from Sangre Chinana vs MS-1

Estrellas del Ring notes Hijo de Pierroth (Salsero) wearing his mask again. I bet if we had a complete record of Hijo de Pierroth matches, we’d find he’s lost his mask five or six times, mostly in small places where he figures the news will never come out.

R de Rudo interviews CMLL trainee Acuarius and Hijo de Pirata Morgan.

Kcidis has Konnan preparing for the maid match.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


CMLL (TUE) 05/18 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Freesbe (CMLL) vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Leono, Metatrón, Tigre Blanco vs Apocalipsis, Bronco, Semental
3) Diamante, Molotov, Rey Cometa vs Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel
4) Blue Panther, Delta, Sagrado vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Texano Jr., Virus
5) Brazo de Plata, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero

Porky back in action already. It’s not like he really left. Not many tecnicos around this week, so Delta gets another semimain and Freesbe gets to exist for the first time in a while.

IWRG (THU) 05/20 Arena Naucalpan
1) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 vs Último Gladiador
2) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
3) Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Cuervo

This lineup and the other IWRG one are early ones posted on the Box Y Lucha board. Gringos Locos and Cerebro Terribles isn’t listed as a title match yet.

CMLL (FRI) 05/21 Arena Mexico
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Inquisidor & Mortiz
2) Astro Boy, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sensei vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
3) Eléctrico vs Pierrothito [lightning]
4) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Misterioso II, Pólvora, Sangre Azteca
5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi vs La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada [CMLL TRIOS]
6) Místico, Strong Man, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

They’re wasting no time on the Trios titles. A little bit of a surprise that they’re not just making that the main event; On Ras de Lona, they did have those flipped, but didn’t list the title match as a title match.

CMLL (SUN) 05/23 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Principe vs Apolo Estrada Jr. & Disturbio
2) Horus, Metálico, Starman vs Durango Kid, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Fabián el Gitano, Leono, Pegasso vs Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Metro, Rush, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Vangelis
5) Máximo, Shocker, Strong Man vs Rey Bucanero, Taichi, Último Guerrero

Hooray for Fabian and Dr. X making the third match (and not 52MX). I think they purposely schedule Rush in matches to prevent them from being too good.

IWRG (SUN) 05/23 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black vs Comando Negro
2) Cerebro Negro, Eragon, Hijo del Pantera vs Alan Extreme, Heavy Boy, Hijo del Signo
3) Fuerza Guerrera vs Dr. Cerebro [IWRG IC WELTER]
4) Jack vs Bombero Infernal [hair]
5) Cibernético, Hernandez, Tinieblas Jr. vs Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Olímpico

It’s kind of amazing that the IWRG defenders against the AAA invaders are guys like the Junior Dinamitas, guys that vanish from IWRG for long stretches and don’t seen like regulars.

Also, that main event will be a very bad match.

Not really sure who will lose their hair. Both are capable of it.