Sombra & Mistico, new AAA champs, Perros

CMLL (FRI) 07/02 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, SuperLuchas]
1) Metálico & Tigre Blanco b Disturbio & Semental
2) Fabián el Gitano, Molotov, Sensei b Arkangel de la Muerte, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Fuego b Cancerbero [lighting]
4) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Lady Apache, Luna Mágica, Marcela
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Toscano b Jushin Lyger, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
6) La Sombra, Místico, Shocker DQ Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Shocker & Mistico where wearing matching outfits. At least they were, until Mr. Niebla pulled Sombra’s mask for the DQ. Two straight weeks with those two in the finish, which should indicate next week’s main event. (It doesn’t, different direction.) The Mistico/Sombra best buddies bit is the programming equivalent of Chessman’s moonsault. There’s no teasing it, there’s no letting the fans anticipate the union, they just jumped ahead to being friends in such a way to make it mean less.

Semimain tecnico win is a slight upset.

Second match was a sweep for the tecnicos. Rudos ripped up masks in the first, but got pinned there and the second. This week, they were setting up a Fabian/Sensei vs Puma/Tiger mask match, just days after trying to get a Angel de Oro/Puma King feud over in press release. This feud is the opposite, all tease and no action. It’s like a booking version of Golidlocks and the Three Bears, except we don’t get that bed that’s just right too often.

Masked Warriors: the Lucha Libre USA group on MTV2 will be taping in the 18,000 seat Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on 08/07. Tickets are in the usual range, $20 at the cheapest, $58 for the closest. Since both tapings had everyone move closer to the ring, and neither of those tapings cracked 300 people (1/60th of capacity of this building), I’m thinking you should buy the cheap tickets.

The TV is going to have to be a huge, dramatic success for this show to work. AAA did not do well in similar size buildings, and they were coming in with more recognizable names. The other two tapings proved that just putting lucha libre on the billboard wasn’t enough to draw. This is all reliant on the TV show being something people really want to see live. The promotion and/or the network doesn’t seem that excited about the TV taped so far, or they wouldn’t have shown so little of it and so much of the AAA footage. I’d like to see everyone do well, but this is ridiculousness.

By my count, Masked Warriors doesn’t actually have enough tapings to make it to this 08/07 taping. At 3 episodes a taping, they’re out of footage by 07/27. There’s been no mention of a July taping and it sounds like there won’t be one.

Friday night AAA TV: It looks like neither Dos de Tres or AAA’s website made the trip to Carmen for the taping. When Dorian Roldan wasn’t busy arguing with Rob – I am not making that up – he did mention Alex & Christina won the mixed tag titles. There was talk in a recent Wrestling Observer about AAA being unhappy with Rain and Von Eerie likely getting her spot, and that seems to be the deal there. I’ve thought Blade was the lesser of the two Gringas Locas, but Rain has seemed to slip of late. Also, Halloween & Damian beat Jack & Rocky, as expected. I’ll do a separate post with full results if/when they come in.

I’d like to pretend that Dorian handed his phone off to someone, and actually did have better things to do during an AAA TV taping than to go back and forth with Rob on Aerostar. There’s surely dead time to do to tweet during an AAA show (that’s when I return emails), but you’d hope the guy who supposed to be running the place has his focus elsewhere. Maybe I’ve made a false assumption in this paragraph. I will say, it was a nice change of pace from Dorian’s normally quite boring twitter posts of complaining about travel and chatting back and forth with girls.

Ras de Lona did not have much news. Dragon Rojo’s injury is to his lower back. They played Mistico’s challenge to Lyger for a title match in Guadalajara, so that may actually be happening.

Perros del Mal hyped Heddi Karou (unknown guy from France, presumably a different group than the one Sangre Azteca works with), Naruto (Brazilian, I think, based on the phone number they left on the picture for who knows what reason; tough to research a guy with that name), Ragde and Pesdailla for the Lucha Libre Expo show. That sounds like a tag amtch.

Laredo Kid taught his first class at his wrestling school, with guest instructor Aerostar. Both pitch as something for the kids to do while they’re on summer vacation. Laredo mentions his brothers, also luchadors, will lead the classes when he’s not around. The plural is interesting, since we Oscuridad is the only brother we know of.

Newspaper recap of an AAA show in Durango says the attendance was bad, as was the main event.

LLF canceled their show last night due to Hurricane Alex.

Estrellas del Ring has an interview with returning Morelos area wrestler Starbick.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineup

CMLL hasn’t posted their lineups, but Ras de Lona had Friday’s as

CMLL (FRI) 07/09 Areno Mexico
1) Bengala & Horus vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Molotov, Molotov, Sensei vs Durango Kid, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Mascarita Dorada vs Pierrothito [lighting]
4) Máximo, Sagrado, Valiente vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Averno, Jushin Lyger, Mephisto
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Olímpico

Negro vs Lyger, finally. Garza, not with the invaders, teams with the invaders. And Volador is a tecnico unless he’s facing Mistico, unless there’s a turn here.

CMLL (SAT) 08/28 Domo Polideportivo, Zona 13, Guatemala
1) Pegasso & Slayer vs Asesno & Loco Max
2) Ángel de Oro & Ángel de Plata vs Puma King & Tiger Kid
3) Rayo Chapin, Toscano, Voltron vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Hijo del Fantasma & Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr. & Sangre Azteca
5) Máscara Dorada, Místico, Shocker vs Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano

Retry for this show, which was canceled the first time. Lineup is a little shuffled but basically the same guys.

CMLL (FRI) 07/02 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine]
1) Metálico & Tigre Blanco b Disturbio & Semental
2) Fabián el Gitano, Molotov, Sensei b Arkangel de la Muerte, Puma King, Tiger Kid
3) Fuego b Cancerbero [lighting]
4) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Lady Apache, Luna Mágica, Marcela
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Toscano b Jushin Lyger, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
6) La Sombra, Místico, Shocker DQ Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

41 thoughts on “Sombra & Mistico, new AAA champs, Perros

  1. Genickbruch.com has the AAA results as:
    1 Billy Boy, Jennifer Blake & Tigre Cota beat Laredo Kid, Mari Apache & Súper Fly (with help of a low blow by Mari against Laredo Kid after Jennifer Blake told her to do that)
    2 AAA World Mixed Tag Team Titles: Alex Koslov & Christina Von Eerie beat Aero Star & Fabi Apache (because Fabi was distracted by Jennifer Blake hitting Mari outside the ring)
    3 Damián 666 & Halloween beat Jack Evans & Rocky Romero (with help by El Hijo del Tirantes)
    4 Joe Líder & Nicho el Millonario beat Hernandez & El Zorro by DQ
    5 Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. beat Chessman & L.A. Par-K (and afterwards they all brawled, also the Hermandad and the Perros)

  2. If anything our back-and-forth only proved once and for all who runs AAA. Dorian has the mind of a 13 year old boy. He doesn’t stand a chance against a master of manipulation like Konnan.

    You’ve got to be kidding yourself if you think anything is going on in AAA right now that Konnan hasn’t came up with, approved or manipulated Dorian into thinking was his idea.

    Draw your own comparisons to Dorian = Dixie and Konnan = Hogan/Nash/Bishoff. There’s probably a good rant for Bryan somewhere in here if he cared enough.

    But enough about that mess of a promotion and onto the other mess…

    Molotov, Molotov, Sensei? Someone on cmll.com messed up! Sure seems like they’re teasing everyone feuding which will lead to a cage match or they’re just testing the waters to see which feud gets the biggest reaction.

    Shouldn’t the Universal Championship tournament be upcoming?

  3. I have somewhere to be, and I decided to wait to see what Teleformula would show. What a bad decision.

  4. On the upside, the finishing sequence to the women’s trios was remarkably awful. Poor Blanca got kicked right in the face because Lluvia has poor aim and a worse lower back tattoo.

  5. Probably won’t have WWC this weekend. Recording looks very garbled. Not sure what happened, though the hard drive on my TiVo seems to be headed to a slow death.

    The show on Sunday is NOT a repeat of the show on Saturday, correct?

  6. HEY, a new episode. Looks like they’re starting with the Poder Mexica/Angels tag from 05/14, so main events coming and I’m leaving.

  7. @thecubsfan: Bad week for the guy who sends out CMLL lineups.

    At least Teleformula is airing SOMETHING new. That automatically puts them a step up on LATV.

  8. @thecubsfan: Yes. Juarez feed has longer commercials this week so each fall is JIP but you can watch the normal feed via realplayer and see everything in full.

  9. Fans were finally smart enough and ran away from Dragoncito’s dive! Unfortunately for Pierrothito he ended up sandwiched between two ringside seats which had to hurt.

  10. Clicking the link for Thomas and Mack, I noticed that the map of venue shows that they are opening about a 1/4 of the venue. Still, it’s a huge venue and I can’t see them selling more than 750 tickets.

    Thomas and Mack does have a 3,000 seat arena attached to it, called Cox Pavilion, but I guess T&M was needed for television lights.

  11. Anyway, women’s match started airing at 3p est. As always first 1/2 hour is local infomercial.

  12. I think it’s safe to say that La Sombra is siding Mistico, when it comes to Mistico vs Volador.

  13. this show is terrible.

    CMLL Informa built Puma King vs Angel de Oro mask match. Also had clips of lightning match.

    CMLL’s office number on the screen reminds me of all the 80’s and 90’s groups soliciting sold shows.

  14. @LLL: I agree, between the commercials & CMLL mentioning spot shows, the Televisa show is basically 75 % advertising & 25 % of the actual show.

  15. Info via @conjuarez on twitter…

    They showed 4 matches on CMLL TV today. Lighting, women and top two.

    It’s a START to fixing the TV. They haven’t aired four matches in god knows how long. I’m thinking November of 2009 was the last time.

  16. I take it back. They skipped the semi-main with Lyger. I shouldn’t have assumed it aired since this is CMLL TV after all.

  17. in reality: It’s probably actually on hold for a while and hopefully someone in AAA will realize this on Monday and be able to fix it on Tuesday. But if they don’t take care of it soon, it goes back on the market in 30 days left, and someone – spammers! hilarious people on the internet – get a shot to pick it up.

  18. @Rob: It was terrible. Last weeks CMLL TV did announce Lyger, assuming they would air top 3, or at least top 2 and something else would air.

    I would not be surprised to see CMLL get a 2.0 again. Oddly, there was a 10 minute break between CMLL and AAA, showing coming attractions for a telenovela. Then AAA came on with Dorian on the phone with Konnan. They were devising a plot to lure Rob to Mexico.

  19. I’m just gonna buy the site and put up a picture of Konnan’s face w/ his famous WON Live quote:

    “DOES THIS MAKE LOGIC?

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