new trios champions, AAA, Octagon, lineups

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

Tecnicos took falls 2 and 3 (Mascara powerbomb on Tanahashi, planchas by the other two) to win the trios championship.

Mistico came out for his match wearing his horned mask, teasing a union with the rudos, but the ripped it off to declare he was staying a tecnico. (SuperLuchas also says Mistico made an obscene gesture towards the rudo fans.) Today, confirms Mistico is done with acting a rudo. Mistico got Averno in the usual way.

Rayo Tapatio II took the Mortiz Fly in the opener, but the rudos still got DQed when Inquisidor fouled Rayo I.

Yahoo Mexico had a front page interview with the old trios champs.

As expected, AAA has officially put both Silver King & Ultimo Gladiador and Nicho & Joe Lider in the AAA Tag Title match at TripleMania, following their draw earlier.

Ras de Lona was a hard sell for 06/06. The first 2/3rds seemed to be people almost exclusively talking about Rayo Jr.’s return, and the press conference aired in the second half. Only in CMLL does someone turn against the company by walking around a chain link fence and hugging someoen at a press conference. Garza explained his side doesn’t need him on the Invasors vs CMLL show, while Panico confirmed Tirantes would be refereeing on the show. Outside of the main angle, Mistico was asked about his light heavyweight title match versus Volador form this past Monday, bitterly blaming his loss on Tirantes corrupt refereeing. They seemed to be positioning Mistico & Fantasma as the big opponents of the Invasors. Also, Tanahashi does a better promo in Spanish than Taichi and Okumura.

Octagon says AAA needs to give the guys in the first and second matches a chance to prove themselves, and there’s no need to bring in new people. Octagon is clearly not booking AAA.

R de Rudo also has an interview with Quidam from Japan’s 666 promotion.

A luchador named Guerrero Rojo talks about wrestling in the US, says he was a fan of Ultimo Guerrero growing up (despite being 35), and the article states learning lucha libre cures any vice. Not sure which is the biggest fib.

Local wrestler Guardian visited a children’s hospital.

Sensacional de Lucha looks back at LA Park in 2003, revealing his real name to prove he was the original La Parka.

Segunda Caida has a review of IWRG 01/31/10 and awards for January.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


Tuesday’s main event now has Hijo de Fantamsa in Mistico’s place. I would assume this is related to Mistico burying the rudo bit on Friday; that match must’ve been planned with Mistico & Volador not getting alone, and it seems like they don’t want either of them to be a rudo now, so they’ll just keep them apart.

CMLL (FRI) 05/28 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Starman vs Disturbio & Semental
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca
3) Rush vs Cancerbero [lightning]
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Valiente vs Euforia, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
6) Gigante Bernard, Shocker, Strong Man vs Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano

Ehhh. Fourth match looks good! Gigante Benard teams with the guys we know he’s facing next week, I think I know how that’ll go. Garza finally gets to team with Terrible & Texano.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX #233 (05/08/2010)

Arena Mexico, 05/02/2010

* Ángel Azteca Jr., Diamante, Fabián el Gitano vs Dr. X, Puma King, Tiger Kid: I think the expected reaction is that I should be appalled by the possibility of Dr. X losing his mask to Fabian el Gitano, but I can’t seem to be that upset for Dr. X. Or maybe this feud is somehow less interesting than Bracito de Oro vs Pequeno Warrior (or less interesting than the other dozen feuds that have and are being teased.)

* El Alebrije, Histeria, Psicosis vs Brazo de Plata, La Sombra, Toscano: This was not a super great match, which isn’t much a surprise given some of the people involved, but it was a fun match to keep this feud building.

05/31 AAA TV Lineup (Leon)

AAA TV (MON) 05/31 Domo de la Feria de Leon
1) Mari Apache, Mascarita Divina, Relampago, Yuriko vs Decnnis, Mini Histeria, Polvo de Estrellas, Rain
2) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, El Elegido vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz
3) Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario vs Alex Koslov, Chessman, Kenzo Suzuki
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs Electroshock & Silver King
5) Cibernético, Heavy Metal, Octagón vs Hernandez, LA Park, Zorro

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#941)
Mexico: 06/06
US: 06/19

Lineup from here.

Taping won’t air until hours before TripleMania, so you get this lineup. After doing tapings with six matches to stretch the show over two weeks, the last three tapings have all been five matches. I think that means they’ve changed their mind on stretching shows over two tapings, or they’re planning to really stretch them. (That also means they have to tape right after TripleMania if they want TV that following weekend.)

The one mini who got hurt is the one with the match. This is how it works!

Chris Stone, actually still in this company and actually making TV! He hasn’t been on TV since November 2008. Didn’t win that time, probably not winning this time either. I think he’s been on the same show where Yuriko turned tecnico.

Everything else seems like ‘random people, assembled for a match of middling quality.’  You may like the third match more than I.