CMLL (FRI) 05/28 Arena Mexico [SuperLuchas, @cmllmagazine, Cesar, Ovaciones, Luchas2000, Fuego en el Ring]
1) Metálico & Starman b Disturbio & Semental
2) Dark Angel, Lluvia, Luna Mágica b Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca
3) Rush b Cancerbero [lightning]
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Valiente b Euforia, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Volador Jr. DQ Ray Mendoza Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
6) Gigante Bernard, Shocker, Strong Man b Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano
Defying predictions, Gigante Bernard did not turn on his opponents, even though he’s scheduled as a rudo for matches in the rest of the tour. Tecnicos went over in two falls. Rudos were running scared of the tecnicos.
Semimain was also a two fall win. Tecnicos took the first, Taichi fouled Maximo in the second.
Ras de Lona had interviews with all the CMLL guys on the 06/06 card, including Strong Man and Magadan conversing in English. Also, Gigante Bernard on Strong Man: “Strong Man very strong. Also, very bad smell.” They also included Volador & Atlantis talking about their title match on Tuesday, Mistico talking at the Lucha Libre Expo press conference. He announced the top 3 matches for their show, which is below. The only mention of 100 episodes was a bit at the end where Porky and Taichi gave Magadan and Rivera cakes. That was actually great.
On LLF’s 10th Anniversary show, Angelica unmasked the previously undefeated Dark Unicorn in the finals of an 8 women loser’s advance tournament. Dark Unicorn unmasked as Hailey Hatred, the gimmick name she’d been using in Arena Coliseo Monterrey of late (and previously in Ohio, where she’s from.) Birthday, but no age given.
Fuego en el Ring catches up with Marco Corleone.
The Gladiatores talks to Black Warrior, who’s talking about teaching wrestling classes.
AAA (or their video game company) is sending out a sweet looking photo book to video game reviewers.
Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at a Santo & Lizmark team.
Segunda Caida continues thru 2009 IWRG with the 10/26 show.
Robert has reviews of the 10/17 and 10/19/09 AAA recap.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
CMLL (TUE) 06/01 Arena Mexico
1) Principe & Robin vs Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Ángel Azteca, Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
3) Brazo de Plata, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado vs El Alebrije, Olímpico, Ray Mendoza Jr.
4) Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Volador Jr. vs Atlantis [MEX LH]
Random rudos/rudos match, Invasors third from the top.
CMLL (FRI) 06/04 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Sensei vs Mortiz & Semental
2) Astral, Mascarita Dorada, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Valiente vs Virus [lightning]
4) Máscara Dorada, Metro, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Volador Jr. vs Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano Jr.
6) Shocker, Strong Man, Toscano vs Atlantis, Gigante Bernard, Último Guerrero
Not Inferno en el Ring. Gigante Bernard turns rudo without actually turning, which is the way nowadays. Poder Mexica teams up against the Mexican Trios champs, hmmm. Hope Dorada makes the show.
Haven’t seem them myself yet, but Robert says IWRG’s lineups go like this:
Thursday: Kenzo Suzuki, CIMA, Nosawa, Tozawa vs Veneno, Mascara Anno 2000 Jr., Gato Eveready, Pantera – Japan vs Mexico more important then IWRG vs AAA
Sunday: Dr. Cerebro vs CIMA [IWRD MIDDLE], Laredo Kid, Super Fly, Aerostar vs Freelance, Suicida, Cerebro Negro
At least I called the title match. Something I got correct lately.
CMLL (SAT) 07/24 Centro Banamex
1) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Máximo vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
2) Atlantis & Último Guerrero vs Jushin Liger & Nobuo Yoshihashi
3) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man vs Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano
Atlantis & UG’s opponents were announced as unnamed representatives from NJPW, but I believe that’s who they’ll end up being. Most likely a women’s match there as well.