Jack Evans & Rocky Romero vs Damián 666 & Halloween: Rocky was in the right and was going to turn rudo about it, that’s about how things usually go here. Also, this match, which cleverly illustrated the difference the difference between building to a cresendo and just doing more moves because they haven’t hit the time mark yet.
Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Hernandez & Zorro: Eh. I guess the idea is the Legion didn’t care about winning or losing because they just wanted to destroy Lider & Nicho, but Hernandez did kind of seem to care about losing in the end. I didn’t care, so it evened out.
IWRG (SUN) 08/01 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Super Halcon Jr. b Alan Extreme
2) Comando Negro & Magia Negra DQ Eragon & Fly Star
3) Nygma & Pasion Kristal b Dinamic Black & Miss Gaviota
4) Hijo del Cien Caras & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG) & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [IWRG IC TAG]
5) Chico Che, Scorpio Jr., Veneno DQ El Brazo, Electroshock, Gato Eveready
El Brazo faked a foul from Scorpio in the third. They proposed a hair vs hair match, where the winner also gets possession of Guapito. I had no idea you could gamble minis like that.
Champs retain in the semimain.
Tercera was Gaviota’s chance for revenge on Kristal (who unmasked him in the cage match), but Nygma managed to trip up the IWRG wrestler from the outside to set up a Kristal Michinoku Driver for the win.
CMLL (MON) 08/02 Arena Puebla [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Sauron & Siki Osama b Black Tiger & Stigma
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Marcela, Silueta b Amapola, Seuxis, Yeska
3) Fuego, Metro, Stuka Jr. b Euforia, Pólvora, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Valiente, Volador Jr. b Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Charly Manson, Héctor Garza, Psicosis b Místico, Rotoporky, Shocker
Tirantes tripped up Mistico and Charly took advantage to get the surprising win. This sets up a singles match next week. I wonder if Manson has a title Mistico can win to get that match with Psicosis. I know he’s not champion, but I bet he still has a belt…
Thinking Polvora probably didn’t work the tercera, but he’s the guy the recap has listed.
SuperLuchas has a preview tonight’s title match, which also goes over the note CMLL.com posted yesterday: should Terrible, Texano and Hector Garza win the CMLL World Trios Championship from Sombra, La Mascara and Mascara Dorada, Terrible would take La Mascara’s spot in this week’s Block of the Universal Tournament. (Texano had his shot, Garza is getting his with the tag titles, Mascara Dorada is already out.) It seems to be Sombra’s earned his birth in the final no matter what happens, but it seems to me that this is all irrelevant because the champions will retain this time. At the same time, I don’t think this will be the last shot for this rudo trio.
CMLL Magazine says there will be a press conference tomorrow for Rush vs Loco Max in a hair match. It appears the match will take place this Sunday, though I’m not 100% sure of it.
Vangelis replaces Polvora on Friday’s Arena Mexico card. Polvora’ out due to the head injury from Sunday.
Heavy Metal says he’ll beat Electroshock easily, and points out Electroshock couldn’t manage to defend the AAA title once.
Today in Guadalajara rudos complaining about poor refereeing, Evola whines about the excessive violence call against him that cost him the Occidente Light Heavyweight Title. He’s demanding a rematch, with a new referee. I think these are the problems you’re bound to run into when your head referee is named “El Loco”.
Resisted doing a separate post on this for a day, but then decided it might be useful to have it this way to look up later.
The new new roster is pretty much what we were looking for. The guys who appeared not on the Wii – Wagner! – will be on the Wii. Many of the who’ve dropped off the roster have been mostly added as DLC, plus a couple new names. No one still knows who La Fresa is.
PS3/XBOX 360 Downloadable Content (no release date/price) –new in blue
Alex Koslov Aerostar
Joe Lider Laredo Kid
Nicho el Millonario
Polvo de Estrellas