Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors #7 (08/28/2010)

taped 08/07/10 in Las Vegas

Masked Warriors

I come not to bury the end of Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors (season 1), I come here to praise it. Comments for this post are only for your positive (season 1) memories of this promotion, negative comments will be deleted.

Things I enjoyed on this show (season 1):

  • People got paid! Never ever underrate this.
  • People got paydays who no one was expecting to ever be getting paydays. Who’d ever figure Neutron would have a major television role in 2010? He may have had his career peak about 3 years after most thought it was over. A bunch of minis got to have high profile matches and will now spend the next decade promoting themselves as having appeared on MTV. (As will minis who didn’t actually appear on MTV2.)
  • No one burned any bridges, so they’re just out of this schedule (while they’re on hiatus) and didn’t leave any other gigs behind. Charly Manson worked here, worked CMLL and worked indies all without a problem.
  • Every single scene involving Pequeno Halloween. He’s no slouch outside the ring, but every skit was *****. And Rebecca was good going with it.
  • The many, many silly skits. From Lujo’s telenovela life to Tinieblas TV.
  • Mascarita Dorada on my TV, spinning around.
  • Super Nova! Entering to Danger! High Voltage! Please take that back to wherever you land next.
  • Various US indy guys who will probably do well elsewhere. Saber Claw/Medianoche hopefully will get to springboard to a bigger stage. PR Powers/Aeroform are surely going to be the indy highfly team of choice in 2011, if not sooner.
  • Rocky Romero and Salsero both picked added yet another gimmick to their list.
  • TJP added one too as Sydistiko, but I hope he finds a way to keep using it, or using aspects of it. He’s always a guy who’s seemed technically good but missing something extra, and that might have been it.

What did I forget?

Dr. Cerebro wins, lucha in La Laguna, luchadors not paid in ACM

IWRG (SUN) 08/29 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Guerrero 2000 b Pikachu
2) Jack & Super Halcon Jr. b Comando Negro & Epidemia
3) Magia Negra & Mr. Power b El Simbolo & Miss Gaviota
4) Black Terry & Cerebro Negro b Avisman & El Hijo del Diablo and Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro and Chico Che & Suicida
5) Dr. Cerebro, Freelance, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Oficial 911, Veneno b Chris Stone, Decnnis, El Brazo, Ozz, Último Gladiador [cibernetico]

Team IWRG won in what’s said to be the least of the recent IWRG/AAA cibernetico matches they’ve done lately. Before the match, Decnnis invited El Brazo to be in the Militia again. El Brazo, showing he’s learned absolutely nothing from being beat up in this very arena 10 days ago, said no again. This time, everyone on team AAA just got along anyway. Eliminations went Freelance, Decnnis (who complained about an IWRG unfair count), 911, Ozz, Brazo, Veneno, and Hijo de Pirata Morgan. With Chris Stone and Cerebro left, AAA tried to win the match by convincing Dr. Cerbero to join their side. This also worked as a distraction, but Dr. Cerbero caught Chris Stone in a submission (and held on to it, despite Decnnis running back in to attack.)

After the match, Team AAA invited Dr. Cerebro to leave IWRG and join them in AAA. Dr. Cerbero said no, but left the possibility open later. Uh oh.

Four way tag match came down to Terry & Cerbero defeating the Oficials, which starts that feud again. There are only three possible trios feuds in IWRG at any time – Oficials vs Terry/Cerberos, Oficials vs Gringos, and Gringos vs Terry/Cerberos – and we’re back to plan A. Chico Che was hurt during the match and replaced by Angel.

“El Simbolo” appears to be a guy with no shirt and wrestling in jeans and sneakers. I think we’ll see him again right after we see Mini Skandalo.

Pikachi = Guizmo with new pants. These are the updates this this website exists to provide.

On Sunday in Arena Solidaridad, Pantro lost his hair to Tigre Universitario, and Orquidea Negra lost his hair to Chica de Arabia.

In Arena Neza on Sunday, Psicosis beat Averno by a sneaky foul in the main event trios. The semimain built a Ramstein/Fantastik feud. The attendance was typically horrible for that building; the only group who’ve drawn there is AAA.  The Gladiatores has a video interview with the Invasors on that show.

El Siglo de Torreon has a detailed article about the lucha libre business in La Laguna. Attendance has fallen 50% over the last three years, with the bad economy and the lack of security. Jose Acero, promoter at Deportivo Lee Roy, actually lists his budget:

(in pesos)
550 to the Department of Events & Alcohol
50 to the Civil Protection department
200 to the Box Y Lucha commission
unlisted costs for flyers and other advertising
1000 for rent
3200 ($243US) for a the entire lineup of 22 wrestlers, if they’re all local (50 for those in the opener, 80 for the 2nd, 100, 150, and 200 for main eventers); the luchadors know the pay are low, but know it’s because the economy
between 15,000 and 35,000 for national wrestlers, plus travel expenses (so no national wrestlers)

Attendance is between 80 -100, with about 40 people getting in free by being invited by a luchador. Javier Dipp, promoter at Arena Olimpico Laguna, says that lucha promoters survive “by a miracle”, because they’re not drawing enough now. (Both Deportivo La Rosita Vicente Guerrero and Plaza de Toros Torreon no longer host shows; no miracle for them.) They’d like those governmental fees lowered. The commission would like to see the shows end earlier, so people would be less fearful of going out into a late dark night.

El Siglo de Torreon also has an Espanto II obit. Their listing for Thursday’s show at AOL has Super Punk in the main event, so either Ultimo Rebelde II has changed his name or Hooligan has two sons wrestling here now. I didn’t know, or I forgot, that they have a website too.

Judging from these posts – Angel o Demonio on LuchaMania, a follow up on LMdLL – no one working Sunday’s Arena Coliseo Monterrey show got paid. The promoter took the money and disappeared.

Silver King & Mesias will be on Motel Diablito on Wednesday, and Mesias will be on Glam Show on Friday. Kind of surprising, since those are shows on 52MX, which has all that CMLL programming. You’d think CMLL would get their own guys on other shows, or at least prevent AAA guys from being on them.

Headline: “Olimpico hopes to save his mask in the cage match.” No way!

There’s talk of creating a female version of 100% Lucha. I believe that’s GLOW. Or WOW.

Cronicas Y Leyendas has video of Alushe vs the Giant Rudos, from 1992. He’s been doing this for a long time.

Hablando de Catch returns to talk about Payasos in lucha libre.

Fuego en el Ring speaks to a Huracan Ramriez, a music teacher in his other job.

Hereos del Ring bio of the day: Aerostar. They mention the Dormilona, so I’d guess that’s in the game. Also, the Super Fly bio mentions his repeated destruction at the hands of Electroshock, so that’s great. There’s a video of a three way match over at GameTrailers, and the flow of the game looks a smoother to me than the videos they’ve been posting on their official site; maybe it’s having two CPU players instead of one (or none?) The game designer explains it’s the part of the rudo campaign mode – 22 stages! – and we learn Scoria and Brazo are all the way at the bottom of the ladder (and Brazo looks surprisingly fun to play as.) There’s another video interview about the game on the site.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

AAA on Televisa #952 (08/21/2010)

Aerostar Special - #2? Near death, too.

Gimnasio De La Unidad Deportiva, Toluca, Estado De Mexico, 07/29/2010 – Toluca remains a great place to hold an AAA show.

Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Súper Fly vs Billy Boy, Decnnis, Tigre Cota: The problem with with trying to get these guys over now is they’ve spent the last three or so years treating everyone here as completely unimportant, and the people who have been treated as important aren’t around for them to beat. They gain nothing by fighting each other, and that’s all they get to fight. As we’ll see in future weeks, there’s no sense either side has advanced or grown in anyway. The Militia is not wearing new gear or getting a new entrance or using new moves or appearing as any sort of special group, they’re the same random people wearing gear of gimmicks they’re not not using any more.

The reality is the plan isn’t for anyone to get over (see: loss here, every single guy being destroyed by Mesias) so there’s no problem!

Fabi Apache & Mari Apache vs Christina Von Eerie & Jennifer Blake in a lumberjack strap match: I guess the idea was to do this same match a different way, but it wasn’t a better way. It was just a way. They at least soundly set up a stipulation, which gives me a tiny bit of hope that we might get sensible/built stipulations for the Pena show. Gotta dream.

Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs Electroshock & Silver King: When I put this into DailyMotion, the autofill asked me if I meant Silver King & Electroshock vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr., because we’ve also seen that. I guess they could’ve been right, because I can’t remember this one or that one. Right guy won to build this up, I think. This story doesn’t work for me – Dr. Wagner Sr. long ago saying Silver King was better doesn’t really outweigh Dr. Wagner Jr. having the belt to prove he’s the best (or Silver King being irrelevant for most of his AAA time.)

Extreme Tiger, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario vs Alex Koslov, Damián 666, Halloween: and we’re back to doing matches without finishes. Everyone seemed to be working hard. Mesias is clearly who Parka was calling, but I still don’t understand why he was masked or running into thru the crowd. I’m pretty sure Joaquin would’ve let him come thru the entrance, and it would’ve made more sense for him to make the save when the rudos were about to do something dramatically heinous, rather than the chair thing they do a dozen times a main event.

08/28 videos

forgot to fix the date. oh well.

LATV was a rerun.

Next Week: I forgot I still had old GALLI (last fall-ish, or maybe from the fall before it) still sitting on my TiVo, so I might as well rip it and post here before I delete it. Some pre-IWRG Gringo Loco and pre-random-DGUSA-appearance Samuari del Sol.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX #248 (08/21/2010)

possibly DR Luch's new avatar

Arena Mexico, 08/15/2010

Dalys la Caribeña, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Blanca: Hey, so, another women’s match with the same crew. I would appreciate if they did a women’s feud so I have something to talk about for these. Mima dressing up in her Hiroka cosplay outfit only half counts.

Rush vs Loco Max in a hair match: CMLL’ handling of these shows is worse than the main show. All CMLL TV is produced with the idea that most of the people watching that show are not watching any other show, that’s why so many interview bits get reshown on multiple shows. If that’s your strategy, how can one feud start on one show and end on another? Maybe it’s just because I’m always in this for the stories more than anything else, but this is worse to me than what the do with the Televisa show.

This was a nice heroic match for Loco Max, which perhaps wasn’t the idea.

Ultimo Guerrero defeats Shocker (and mom), AAA TV

Team AAA/Black Terry Jr.

CMLL (SUN) 08/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
0) Eros b Halcon Furia
1) El Divino b In Memoriam
2) Hierro & Virgo b Malefico & Mr. Trueno
3) Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta b Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei
4) Último Guerrero b Shocker [CMLL HEAVY]
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Mistico b Mr. Niebla, Terrible, Texano

Previously, Ultimo Guerrero taunted Shocker about bringing his father as his second every time they do this title match (which UG always wins), and dared him to bring his mom this time. Shocker’s Mom did show up, buying a ticket for the front row. Ultimo Guerrero demanded she be ejected from the building before he would wrestle, but she had a ticket and the commission rep (Vick Amezcua, the original Septiembre Negro) refused to move her. After all that, Shocker won the first fall, but UG took the last two, including the Guerrero Special in the third fall.

Dorian Roldan says AAA will air 4-6 on Sundays starting September 12, and CMLL will move to another day. Hopefully, 4pm gives them enough of a buffer from the end of the 3pm (CT) NFL game so they’re not bumped/shortened along the way. I presume this means CMLL returns to Saturday.

Luna Magica tells Fuego en el Ring that she’s only 50% of what she was before leaving to have her most recent child, but hopes to get to 100%.

El Pancracio has interviews with Puebla’s Tarahumara, Nitro and Mini Nitro, Alebrije hyping his match with Canek, and Coalaco indy Chicago Rush, who, of course, is wearing a Chicago Bears Pro Bowl jersey.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at the UWA rudo trio of Gigante Warrior, Buffalo Allen and Kokina.

PWTorch has a recap of the Lucha Libre USA (season) finale. Think mine will be up Tuesday.

Espanto II, Rayo/Atlantis, lineups

Espanto II, 78, passed away Saturday. He had heart problems and had been in the hospital on and off over the last three months.

Jose wrote a great bio for Espanto II years ago, worth reading if you haven’t already. The Espantos (I, II and III) were stars of 60s EMLL, and I & II sound like the greatest tag team of their time. The Espantos were not actually brothers, but did give the same last name after they were unmasked to pretend as if they were, and they were surely as close as brothers. I & II debuted with a 34 week winning streak, they were partners then enemies of El Santo and held the national tag team titles of that time. Espanto II lost his mask Ruben Juarez on September 6, 1963 in what may have been the anniversary main event for that year; much like what appears to be happening this year, EMLL also ran a major hair match later in September, with Espanto I avenging his ‘brother’ by taking Juarez’s hair.

The Espanto’s run was a short one by lucha standards – Espanto I was murdered in 1968, and the others scaled back their participation after, so it might have only been a 7 year peak run – but they were top stars during their time. Espanto III is still alive, and had talked to his old partner just this past week.

CMLL had a moment of applause for Espanto II during today’s Arena Coliseo show. I wouldn’t be surprised if they also mentioned him on the Anniversary show.

CMLL (SUN) 08/29 Arena Coliseo [@cmllmagazine]
1) Artillero & Súper ComandoBengala & Robin
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Brazo de Oro, Fabián el Gitano, MetálicoArkángel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Hooligan, Nitro
3) Delta, Fuego, MetroEuforia, Nosferatu, Pólvora
4) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Toscano DQ Felino, Jushin Liger, Ray Mendoza Jr.
5) Charly Manson, Olímpico, PsicosisAverno, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
6) AtlantisRayo de Jalisco Jr.

Atlantis got Rayo with a small package for the win. He must’ve gotten the mask or cheated somehow. Edit: CMLL.com confirms it was a legal win. I still don’t believe it.

Averno had Charly set up for the Devil’s Wings and the win, but Tirantes broke it up and the Invasores pulled his mask before rolling him up.

Rey Mendoza is still in the business of fouling Blue Panther whenever he gets the chance.

I have no idea why Brazo de Oro and Arkangel were added to the segunda. Oro got Nitro with a STF – maybe it was for Nitro complaining! They didn’t forget him tonight.

Bengala and Robin sounds like a Bangladesh Batman/Robin knockoff. They still lost. Is CMLL Militia vs AAA Militia a new dream match?

Volador hypes up the big cage match by promising to be the first one out. Fantastic action! He also accuses Sombra of not earing his spot by fighting on the undercard for long enough.

Dos de Tres has photos of Cibernetico & Sexi Star in the Un Romeo Muy Juliet play.

Kcidis draws AAA’s new military. Kind of.

This is very slightly to do with lucha libre, but Black Terry Jr. posted a series of videos from the Villano gym of students of various different martial arts fighting in mixed battles – they really should think of a short name for that. Anyway, what I’ve learned is that I can’t possibly learn Capoeria. It’s not because I don’t have the discipline or ability, but because I couldn’t do the wacky arm movements with a straight face.

Luchas 2000 #536 hypes the CMLL cage match. Same idea for SuperLuchas #379.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update with more on Espanto II.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 09/02 Arena Naucalpan
1) Tonatiuh vs King Dragon
2) Dinamic Black & Jack vs Imposible & Nemesis
3) Eragon, Freelance, Hijo del Pantera vs Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro, Magia Negra
4) Fabi Apache, Mascarita Sagrada, Pasion Kristal vs Mini Abismo Negro, Sexy Star, Yuriko
5) Bombero Infernal, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, La Parka Jr., Máscara Año 2000 Jr.

Not so much AAA vs IWRG if Parka is teaming with the Dinamitas. Maybe everyone will turn on him?

IWL (SAT) 09/04 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Fantasma de la Ópera & Suicida vs Freelance & Naruto
2) Daga vs Eterno
3) Aeroboy & Violento Jack vs Bestia 666 & X-Fly
4) Lizzy Valentine & New York Knockout Nikki vs Flor Metalica & La Chola
5) Colt Cabana vs Adam Pearce [IWL WORLD, tournament]
6) Canek vs Gran Alebrije [IWL WORLD, tournament]

That’s what the poster says. The facebook entry right next to the poster says the women’s match is a singles match between the women, and the DTU team is actually a mystery. There will be lucha libre, I’m fairly certain of that. Even in the Canek/Gran Alebrije match.

If I was IWL booker (I don’t want to be IWL booker), I would have Canek vs Adam Pearce and Alebrije vs Colt Cabana. Cuije + Colt = $$$$. No word on Adam Pearce Shirt.

CMLL (SUN) 09/05 Arena Coliseo
1) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II vs Mortiz & Semental
2) Molotov, Tigre Blanco, Tony Rivera vs Artillero, Puma King, Súper Comando
3) Fabián el Gitano, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Raziel, Virus, Yoshihashi
4) Sagrado, Toscano, Valiente vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto vs Charly Manson, Mr. Águila, Olímpico

Tony Rivera’s back? I’m suspicious. Main event is a semi-rematch of this week’s semimain.

Ways you can tell the GDL show is the big show of the day: they’re having Yoshihashi wrestle in Mexico City instead.

IWRG (SUN) 09/05 Arena Naucalpan
1) Imperial vs Guerrero 2000
2) Dinamic Black & Super Halcon Jr. vs Carta Brava Jr. & Epidemia
3) Eragon, Freelance, Jack vs Magia Negra, Mr. Power, Nemesis
4) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, Oficial Marshal
5) Chico Che, El Hijo de Aníbal, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Oficial 911, Veneno vs Billy Boy, El Elegido, Escoria, Extreme Tiger, Último Gladiador

Hijo de Anibal? Main event looks like another cibernetico.

08/28 Masked Warrior show partial results & notes (Charlotte)

I have not seen a live report yet, but judging from the photos on Facebook, the matches appear to have been:

MW (SAT) 08/28 Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
1) ?a replacement Tigresa Cailente? & Chi Chi vs Azteko & Mini Park
2) Medianoche, Novillerito, Pequeño Halloween vs Mascarita Dorada, Octagoncito, Petey Williams
3) Súper Nova vs Rellik
4) Lizmark Jr. vs Charly Manson [MW HEAVY, semifinal]
5) PR Flyer, Reid Flair, San Juan Kid b Neutronic, Oriental, Tinieblas Jr.
6) Marco Corleone vs RJ Brewer [MW HEAVY, semifinal]

The 5th match is the only one with a clear picture of who won. I’m presuming those singles matches were actually the tournament matches, since that’s the brackets, but they could not be or they could just be redone during Season 2. It looks likes the Mini Park/Azteko (Rocky Romero, previously listed as Tornado Azteca) team are dancing victorious after a win.

PWInsider says they drew about 1,000 people. The building seats 9,605.

This event has so far gone from being a normal taping to a house to a show being taped for the website. The promotion is told the luchadors that show was on hiatus and not canceled. The show was still taped, with the idea that the show will air on the website. Based on the matches, it seems like they initially planned for two tapings worth of shows, though probably not in the order that they were taped. Tickets are still on sale for the 09/09 taping in Corpus Christi.

Despite their statements, I’d guess this was the last for the show. TV shows which are suddenly pulled of the air usually don’t make it back on the air. Without the TV show, this promotion does not exist. Coming back in 2011 is a great carrot, but seems unlikely This group appeared caught off guard by this week’s show being bumped to Saturday, were caught off guard by the show going on hiatus, and

If they do come back in 2011, they’ve done themselves a disservice by not getting out ahead of the story. If you’re one of the (few) people watching the TV show, all you know is the season is suddenly over, and maybe you know the website they sent you to has nothing about a next season. Those viewers aren’t going to remember this show in four months; they may not remember in two weeks. (This is where Twitter & Facebook helps, because they could start pushing out messages again if they come back, and aren’t reliant on people seeking them out. But they may no longer care at that point.)  If this promotion comes back in 2011 after vanishing for months, they’re starting from scratch.

For those scoring at home, WSX aired 9 episodes, with 1 being a DVD exclusive. Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors aired 7 in season 1.

Mask ripping in CMLL, Koslov in WWE, LLUSA season over, IWRG back on TV

CMLL (FRI) 08/27 Arena Mexico [@cmllmagazine, Cesar]
1) Diamante & SenseiInquisidor & Mortiz
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Último DragoncitoPequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) EphestoMáximo [lightning]
4) Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr.Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
5) Atlantis, Strong Man, Último GuerreroEl Alebrije, Histeria, Olímpico
6) La Sombra, Místico, Shocker DQ Jushin Lyger, Psicosis, Terrible

Tecnicos took the main event in straight falls. Lyger and Psicosis pulled for Mistico & Sombra’s masks (switching recent feuding partners.)

Monito speared Cuije in the semimain, and nothing else matters. Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero ripped up Olimpico’s mask after the match.

Mr. Aguila got Negro Casas with a casita and a fast coutn from Tirantes. More hair/hair challenges there.

Ephesto beating Maximo is a little bit of a surprise, but the guy in the cage match probably should be winning over the guy who’s not. Patented Ephesto surprise cradle for the win.

Over 20 CMLL guys are headed to or already in Guatemala for the show there. This was the show pushed back due to volcanos.

The other big item of discussion yesterday was Alex Koslov wrestling as Carlos Sanchez on WWE SmackDown! and losing to Alberto Del Rio (ex-Dos Caras Jr.) The show was taped ten days ago, so it’s surprising it was kept quiet all this time. Over on Twitter, Dorian Roldan said this was Alex’s tryout for WWE, he’ll be in AAA for the rest of the year, and then Alex is heading to FCW. This is all a great opportunity for Alex, but if AAA is trying to compete with WWE, I can’t imagine they’d want one of their most visible guys (the guy leading the attack on the Smashing Pumpkins a couple days ago) looking like a jobber on their competition’s show. Maybe AAA’s given up trying to compete with WWE? That’d be a lot less stress for everyone.

AAA didn’t touch that, but did mention that Dorian’s umbrella group, covering the Legion, the Militia, Los Perros and every other rudo, is called La Sociedad.

I’m half watching Masked Warriors while writing this, and they started the show with a casual mention of this episode being the season finale. They did not mention it again until the last minute of the show, and only said to check their website to find out when Season 2 premieres. And there’s no mention of anything on the website. That makes it sound like the end but, if it was over, why bother taping today in Charlotte? They were still plugging that show and the following taping during the show. The way it was mentioned, they probably added ‘season final’ late on, and no one knows when/if more will air at this point.

The show also aired commercials for Heroes del Ring. Also, Carlitos’ theme music is the current opening music from RAW; someone’s a genius. Possible a soon to be sued genius, but I’ll miss the hilarity of this show.

Update: via wrestlingobserver

The plan is to do all the taping from a single location, similar to TNA, but also tour the country with house shows.  However, we don’t know the location, but they do have tapings scheduled in a few weeks in Texas.  That group doing house show tours doesn’t sound like the wisest of ideas.

Wasn’t doing everything in one location Rumble Queen’s idea? It was a good idea! Whether it’s one location or touring, they really need to be in a small building they can fill up rather than 1,000 people in huge arena, so that would be a big improvement. Doing house shows is probably not going to do much, unless it’s just to give people something to do in between tapinsg.

The  Texas location is definitely not the permanent spot, because that’s a minor league baseball stadium.

Definitely canceled is today’s Perros del Mal show in Cancun. They say the promoter didn’t pay the money they needed ot before the show, so they called off the show yesterday.

Espaldas Planas has a lot of big IWRG announcements in video interviews. They’ll be back on TVC Deportes in September, Dr. Cerebro will be going to Japan (Dragon Gate) to win the IWRG title back from that dastardly CIMA, and they’ll be doing a IWRG vs AAA trainee show on 10/05. All of those are interesting, but I’m fascinated to see AAA trainees.

SuperLuchas posted a  longer version of the interview posted on Fuego en el Ring the anti-cage interview from Mistico. In parts not previously included, Mistico says CMLL is a show, not a show like WWE where they hand out scripts, but that they knew the cage match was going to happen a few hours before it announced. I’d be surprised if they only knew it a few hours before, but maybe all lucha promotions keep a tighter lip on plans.

Dos de Tres has video of Laredo Kid challenging the Oficials, and the Oficials celebrating their win.

R de Rudo has video of Traumas vs Iron Love & Chucho el Roto from the IWL show.

Ras de Lona was heavy build to the cage match. Not the much in the way of news.

More Heroes del Ring game info: Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Electroshock, Abismo Negro bio, and Cibernetico bio.

ESTO has a random interview with Fresero Jr. He’s hoping to get into CMLL.

Estrellas del Ring talks to Dick Angelo about his career.

The Gladiatores interviews Tamaulipas luchador Gallo Dorado.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 08/29 Arena Naucalpan
1) Guizmo vs Guerrero 2000
2) Brazo Metalico & Miss Gaviota vs Magia Negra & Mr. Power
3) Jack & Super Halcon Jr. vs Comando Negro & Epidemia
4) Black Terry & Cerebro Negro vs Avisman & El Hijo del Diablo and Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro and Chico Che & Suicida
5) Dr. Cerebro, Freelance, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Oficial 911, Veneno vs Chris Stone, Decnnis, El Brazo, Ozz, Último Gladiador

Updated lineup; the IWRG side is a lot different than what we had last week. The original IWRG lineup had Veneno, Scorpio, Terry, Los Cerebros and Chico Che as the Nueva Corporacion – the name used by an past rudo mega group, without Chico Che but with Pantera and (most importantly) Silver King – which would’ve been fun to see. Still, that’s a great motley crew of IWRG defenders.

Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors #6 (08/20/2010)

Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV, 08/07/2010

Thought to time this recap again to show up just before the show, but…oh well.

They really shouldn’t have started the show with the wedding. How could anything follow that?

I am unclear why they had on screen graphics for a radio show, but I do give them credit for how fast they put one together.

Pequeno Halloween is great, but so is Rebecca Reyes. A wonderful couple.

RJ Brewer/Mascarita Dorada was about as good as it could’ve been. I do find it outstanding that Brewer needed – REQUIRED! – outside interference to beat a man half his size.

Expected more crazy go nuts from the tag team title match, and it really didn’t come together as well as the last PR Powers match. It could be the other team, but it’s probably more that a tecnico/tecnico match was tough for them to work out, especially when they’re still trying to protect everyone.

Last week, I wondered why they went to a large building if they were not going to show the large building. This week, I learned how wrong I was. That place looked horrible every time they turned up the lights, exposing how few people were there and how empty it all was. There were plenty of shots where you could see it this week, but it was the worse during the street fight.