IWRG (THU) 07/01 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Epidemia b Guizmo
2) Héros & Tonatiuh DCO Dark Devil & Imposible
3) Comando Negro, Eterno, Hijo del Signo b Brazo Metalico, Daga, Eragon
4) Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco DCO Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown DQ Máscara Año 2000, Trauma I, Veneno
If you recall, Pirata Morgan and Hijo were originally in the main event, but then replaced by Trauma I and Veneno. In this match, the IWRG team won the first fall, but Veneno was hurt in the process. Pirata Morgan appeared replaced him in the match, but the rest of the trio was confused by this and Psycho pinned Trauma I to tie it up. Trauma I was now injured, so Veneno decided ot come take his place, and fouled Psycho for the DQ.
Both the 2nd and the 4th ended in draws, though the 4th seemed more a product of a brawl and the 2nd reads more like dives gone bad.
Previews of today’s CMLL show: Ovaciones, ESTO, SuperLuchas. Back when this lineup was announced, CMLL wouldn’t have known if Mexico would still be alive this weekend. Turns out they’re not and the TV show won’t be running against football (even if it’s moved up a half hour again), but I’d suspect they’re not going to do anything huge this week either. They could set up a singles match off the Pesta Negra vs Shocker/Sombra/Mistico rematch, but no answers to the big question.
With less hype, because it’s going on in southern Mexico, AAA resumes taping this weekend. Tonight’s taping has Chessman & LA Park vs Wagner & La Parka, as well as the first return matches for Halloween & Damian, and Sunday has the LA Park vs La Parka rematch. Parka should be evening the score up this weekend, but that may not be the case if AAA’s still trying to convince Park to lose his mask.
Perros del Mal announced Hijo del Santo will be working their show at the Lucha Libre Expo. Santo as Hijo del Rey Misterio’s surprise partner to take on Los Perros makes sense, if that’s what they’re doing. Perros del Mal’s newest podcast is also up, with interviews with Super Crazy and Mexican National Heavyweight Champion X-Fly. Super Crazy is headed back to Japan for the AJPW’s Junior Heavyweight league, 07/25 to 08/08, which means he won’t be around for the Perros del Mal expo show.
Also for the expo: Fabian el Gitano is very excited before his stripping show, promising surprise wrestler inclusions.
Teleformula appears to be posting episodes of Lucha Mania on it’s own website. Their website makes direct links tricky, but you can get to the video by clicking on the video link on this page. There’s a podcast link, but it just froze up the computer I tried. This past week’s video is longer than the episode actually aired, so it probably has the missing Mascara/Averno fall. I just skimmed thru, and it appears CMLL (and probably IWRG before them) are not just ending their shows five seconds after the last pinfall, that’s just the way Teleformula has decided to air them.
Dos de Tres posts a story from it’s most recent edition, teasing Mesias’ retirement. He’s probably not retiring, but that shoulder is keeping him out longer than expected.
Fanboy Gaming has an interview with Immersion’s Project Designer for Heroes del Ring, Mateo Rojas. There’s one answer we’ve been looking for:
Mateo: We have plans to add some other luchadores through DLC though we haven’t cemented any confirmed DLC at this time. Remember if your favorite Lucha Libre character isn’t there, there´s also the possibility of the editor, as well.
DLC Atomic Boy! (or not.)
Dark Angel/Sarita turned rudo last night on TNA’s TV show, under their rule that all tag teams must turn on each other. CMLL’s mentioned when Sarah and Taylor Wilde won the Knockout Tag titles there, not sure if this gets mentioned.
Lo Mejor de Lucha Libre discusses a rumor of CMLL shows starting in Arena Coliseo Monterrey on Tuesdays.
Espaldas Planas has a video interview with Ultraman.
Ohtani’s Jacket reviews two last Gringos vs Terribles matches.