CMLL (TUE) 07/13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Black Metal b Nube Roja
2) Drago & In Memoriam b Astaroth & Samurai
3) Ráfaga & Rey Trueno b Hierro & Leo
4) Averno, Exterminador, Máscara Mágica b Metal Blanco, Stuka Jr., Valiente
5) Héctor Garza & Texano Jr. b Máximo & Sagrado
A night for rudos! Texano got the win in the main after pulling Sagrado’s mask, and the rudos won the semimain after a previously eliminated Mascara Magica came back in to attack (I think) Metal Blanco, setting him up for the pin.
CMLL (TUE) 07/13 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine]
1) Bengala & Camaleón DQ Mortiz & Zayco
2) Astro Boy, Molotov, Starman b Apocalipsis, Bronco, Durango Kid
3) Goya Kong, Luna Mágica, Marcela b Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Yeska
4) Blue Panther, Delta, Rotoporky b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Vangelis
5) Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada b Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
A night for tecnicos! Huh.
Rey Bucanero remains on fill in duty for Mr. Niebla. Blue Panther replaced Toscano, who is similarly mysteriously absent. Mascara got Negro Casas with la campana to take the main event, while Delta pinned Dragon Rojo to the semimain. Goya Kong pinned Amapola, which is a terrible injustice. DQ in the opener was for Zayco pulling Bengala’s mask; a little late to get in the cage match!
Popitekus, Hilario Vargas Ruiz, passed away Monday. He was 53, and passed away from a stroke brought on by diabetes.
It was originally mentioned on el Martinete, and many sites (SuperLuchas, the Gladiatores, DJ Spectro, Estrellas del Ring) wrote obituaries today. Popitekus was a CMLL wrestler, part of a trio of cavemen with Cromangon (who’s now Monsther) and Troglodita (indy wrestler Verdugo) in 1992-93. The group didn’t last due to Popitekus being near the end of his career, and he left CMLL in 1994. (There’s a record of someone using the name in ’03 and ’06, but it might have been someone else.) There’s a match with Popitekus vs the Brazos which earned Popitekus some cult popularity from tape traders of the time; Cronicas Y Leyendas uploaded it a while back, and it’s worth watching for Popitekus and to remember when Brazo de Plata could really move.
Verano de Escandalo has been moved to Orizaba. It had been scheduled for Monterrey, and RFC mentioned last night that it had been pulled from there (maybe residual economic issues from the hurricane?) Today, Dorian mentioned the Orizaba location. No date mentioned.
A very depressed looking Oriental talks to the Gladiatores about losing his mask. Warning: the ring noise gets really loud about five minutes in.
SuperLuchas theorizes maybe Dorian Roldan should be taken literally, and there will be some sort of events featuring CMLL vs AAA wrestlers. You never know, but it seems very unlikely still.
CMLL & Grupo Herdez are holding another show at Arena Mexico (pdf). This year’s show is on July 31st (a Saturday), and you can get a free ticket if you live in the DF area and buy 70 pesos worth of products this month. Last year, Pequeno Damian won a cibernetico on their show.
Box Y Lucha rumor says Veneno is joining AAA’s Foreign Legioin.
AAA says “Silver King was at the offices of AAA Tuesday“. Just when you think the article might be really interesting, Silver King just talks about various challengers for the tag titles. AAA also says they’ll be at the opening of the new stadium for the Chivas in Guadalajara on July 29th. That’s the same day as the TV taping in Toluca.
Octagoncito looks forward to seeing old friends at the Lucha Libre Expo, and proving the minis are the best.
Blue Demon will celebrate twenty five years of wrestling on July 24th, the day after his title match with Oliver John. The ceremony will be held at la Basílica de Guadalupe.
Cronicas Y Leyendas says Emilio Charles is out of danger but will have a slow recovery from his unspecified surgery.
The Sun has an article on the new lucha libre photobook Slam.
LuchaWorld has not just one KrisZ’s news update, but two KrisZ news updates.
indy (SUN) 07/18 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Baby Power & Mini Bengali vs Megatron & Terror
2) Arcanel & Yahir el Academico vs Artillero (MTY) & Furia
3) Principe Guerrero & Titanik vs Ciber Payaso & Mortifero
4) Corazon Adicto & Errante Solitario vs Dr. Tormenta & Tiburon
5) Diana La Cazadora & Rey Imagen vs Mitsunori & Poly Star
They’re running shows here again. Though with Diana la Cazadora in the main event.
CMLL (MON) 07/19 Arena Puebla
***Arena Puebla 57th Anniversary Show***
1) Bengala & Metatrón vs Camorra & Cholo
2) Leono, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Hooligan, Nitro, Nosferatu
3) Centella de Oro vs Loco Max [hair]
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero [CMLL TRIOS]
5) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man vs Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano Jr.
Centella de Oro is in a hair match for the third straight year. Rey Bucanero is in a spot that normally belongs to Mr. Niebla. Strong Man is back. Odd they didn’t make one of those two the main event, but it’s Mistico.