Loco Max wins, links

esimagen.com.mx, via laprimeradepuebla.com

CMLL (MON) 07/19 Arena Puebla [SuperLuchas, Fuego en el Ring]
***Arena Puebla 57th Anniversary Show***
1) Bengala & Metatrón b Camorra & Cholo
2) Hooligan, Nitro, Nosferatu b Leono, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
3) Loco Max b Centella de Oro [hair]
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero [CMLL TRIOS]
5) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man DQ Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano Jr.

Cetnella took the first with a top rope plancha, but missed a senton in the second to allow Loco to tie it up. Loco pulled out the win with an inverted Gory bomb. Skandalo approves. Loco Max improves to 2-5 in hair matches, Centella de Oro drops to 3-3. Bet on a rematch next year.

Trios champs retain clean and surely lock in a spot for the CMLL Universal Tournament.

The picture to the side should indicate the DQ in the main event pretty clearly.

Ovaciones suggests Mistico/Volador, Mistico/Histeria, Niebla/Shocker, Guerrero/Lyger as possible anniversary main events, and says the Gran Prix now will take place in September.

AAA has a list of autograph times for the Expo. You’ve got to go early on Friday if you want the new Alebrije and new Cuije’s autographs.

Joao Warner has a post on Cholitas with some great pictures.

Al Filo del Ring has CMLL vs AAA matches from Arena Lopez Mateos, and a Charly Manson interview which meets a premature end when Valiente opts to yell at him from the other side of the hallway.

Ohtani’s Jacket reviews Terrible Cerebros vs Los Bomberos and random CMLL matches from early 90s.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

08/14 AAA TV Lineup (Orizaba) – Verano de Escandalo

AAA TV (SAT) 08/14 Plaza de Toros La Concorida
1) Alan Stone, Jennifer Blake, Mini Abismo Negro, Yuriko vs Cinthia Moreno, El Elegido, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata
2) Aerostar, Fabi Apache, Mari Apache vs Alex Koslov, Christina Von Eerie, Sexy Star
3) Heavy Metal & Octagón vs Electroshock & Último Gladiador
4) Jack Evans, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario vs Hernandez, Nosawa, Zorro
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Silver King vs Vampiro [AAA HEAVY]
6) Cibernético, El Mesías, La Parka Jr. vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, LA Park

2010 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#951, #952?)
Mexico: 08/22, 08/29
US: 09/04, 09/11

El Mundo Orizaba nonchalantly posted the lineup earlier today. Overall, the only way you’d know it was a major show is because they’ve got a title match and it’s Perro’s first match. Otherwise, it’s a normal TV taping, one that could fit in a single taping. We haven’t missed a whole lot of build; it’s just a lot of matches. This would not have been a good card for Arena Monterrey.

Main event explains why Cibernetico and Mesias won the best possible tag team in AAA in one of luchalibreaaa.com’s notoriously suspicious polls the other day. It’s amazing how the right selection wins every time, even when the right selection isn’t obvious beforehand. (Though, if you’re going to fix anything, fix it so your current tag champs aren’t second to last.) This is the AAA Dream Team versus The Best Of The Perros, which really isn’t that impressive. Super Crazy is in AJPW during this, but they’re still not very deep. If LA Park wasn’t considered a Perro (which, like Dorian saying the TripleMania finish wasn’t going to be overturned, is a post TripleMania statement completely ignored later on), this would be silly. Perro Jr. has to be picking up the win

Instead of doing the Silver King vs Vampiro match for the title shot, they go straight to the three way. The #1 conteder’s match probably would’ve ended up there too, so this just saves us one Vampiro match. A recent WON explains Vamp’s TripleMania performance was bad because of cardio issues – I guess he’s had bad cardio for many years now? Anyway, I’m not sure how not having any matches until Verano will actually improve his cardio, but maybe they’ll be hide it in a three way.

Everything else is marking time, as if they’re eight weeks from a major show and are waiting to do even the major angles for it. And that show is Heroes Inmortales. This is a major show in name only.

This is WCW booking, so Hernandez likely defeats the Cruiserweight champion. They did actually set up the Metal/Electroshock feud, and I suspect it’ll follow on here Metal continuing to get destroyed. Apaches and Aerostar are there as foils to whatever they’re doing with the rudo trio.

Alan Stone on the rudo side gives away a storyline yet to happen. Chris is probably turning on Elegido at Sunday’s Lucha Libre Expo taping, and Alan and Chris are probably teaming with Decnnis in Puebla. They thought ahead enough to list Decnnis’ partners as mystery men for that taping, it’s a slip up not to do the same here.

The only fly in is Nosawa, and that probably was agreed to at TripleMania, before whatever happened. They don’t appear to be bringing in any Perros besides Perro Jr., Halloween, Damian and Super Crazy. Everyone else might be done after the Expo.

07/17-18 video links

Guadalajara was a rerun. LATV was a rerun as well, and I’m about two weeks away from stopping bothering to check. Ras de Lona is up here. MTV2 doesn’t have the full Masked Warriors on their website, yet.