Oficials hold the line against the invaders, CMLL press confernece notes, LLUSA

Dream Team/Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 08/12 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, Black Terry Jr. (flickr)]
1) Guerrero 2000 b Tonatiuh
2) Dinamic Black & Super Halcon Jr. b Carta Brava Jr. & Nemesis
3) Comando Negro, Imposible, Magia Negra b Chico Che, Eragon, Miss Gaviota
4) Christina Von Eerie & Sexy Star b Fabi Apache & Mari Apache
5) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, Oficial Marshal b Alex Koslov, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco, Nosawa

As Estrellas del Ring puts it, Oficials > The World. Avisman showed up wearing a neckbrace, and Nosawa just happened to be around to replace him. Hmmm. Oficials took the first, Team World took fall two, and Diablo accidentally hit Gringo Loco to set up the Oficials win. Fiero gave Avisman a martinete after the match for good measure.

Rudas took the semimain when Fabi and the IWRG ref had issues.

Arena Mexico preview: Notimex (the article are noting Sombra beat Lyger in Japan), SuperLuchas. They’re picking Lyger, and that seems to be the consensus everywhere.

Press conference notes:

  • Finally understand what’s going on with the NWA belts (I think!). The current belts are going in CMLL’s museum, and Texano, Averno, and Mephisto are now CMLL Historic Light Heavyweight Championship, Middleweight, Welterweights. Texano was not at the press conference, but they showed all the old belts and handed Averno & Mephisto their new belts. New title belts mean they’re not getting rid of these championships any time soon, despite the clunky name.

    For title history purposes, I believe this counts as the end of the NWA reign and starting a new reign with the new championship. I’m holding off until Ras de Lona in case they have a different explanation.

    Related: Cronicas Y Leyendas has a post on the new NWA Middleweight Championship belt of 1974, the same belt retired yesterday.

  • Ovaciones says we’ll hear the 09/03, 09/07 (Tuesday) and 09/17 cards in upcoming days. What we know now is they’re trying to have a run of major shows in September instead of just the anniversary show.
  • All the rudos wants to unmask Mistico. It’s good to have dreams.
  • Cesar looks at the chances of each guy to make it to the end.

In hyping up tonight’s title match, Vampiro accuses Wagner of being arrogant and a deceiver. Check and double check there. For what it’s worth, I’m not planning to do a proper chat for this show on Saturday because AAA hasn’t been consistently posting live results lately, and no one seems to care about this card.

Lucha Libre USA is taping 09/09 at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi. That’s a 8,000 seat baseball stadium if they put all the chairs on the field. Tickets run from $5 (kids) to $30 (ringside), which is lower than usual and hopefully will fill up the building. Those tickets are on sale today.

In addition to the Marco trios match, Lucha Libre USA says the Amazing Kong/Mini Park vs Chi Chi/Tigresa match will air, so they’re not going as strictly in order with this taping as the last couple. Not sure what the third match will be.

Dos de Tres has a Nosawa promo teasing a feud with Jack Evans, and Los Oficials saying their superior ground game will defeat Fuerza Aerea.

Kaoma Jr. & CMLL’s Rey Cometa, who’ve been feuding in Queretaro before either of them were in AAA, are supposed to have a mask match this September in Matamoros. The post is low on details.

Sexi Star and Cibernetico will appear in “Un Romeo Muy Julieta”, a political parody based of the Shakespeare play. I think we need video of this.

AAA changed the article about the AAA TV taping in Arena Naucalpan from 1994 to 1996. Still not sure if it’s right.

Women of Wrestling Podcast #12 has an interview with Rain, talking about her time in AAA among other promotions.

Ohtani’s Jacket writes about a little known trios match which was arguable one of Hijo del Santo’s best in AAA.

Kcidis has a choose your own dialogue cartoon.

LuchaWorld Monthly is back for July. Do not miss the story of Super Porky’s weight loss!

AAA on Televisa #950 (08/07/2010)

Poliforum Zamna, Merida, Yucatan, 07/04/2010 – I’m not positive if this was just not that interesting most of the way, or if I was just mentally tired by the time I got to this show and it was too easy to not pay attention to. Your mileage may vary, but these were three mostly meaningless

Billy Boy & Tigre Cota vs Laredo Kid & Súper Fly: This was good, the usual good, the usual good that’s not going anywhere but it was still nice to see them. The Super Fly/Laredo Kid break up skit was so tacked on, and was not really played up in this match. My wild theory is someone decided they really needed to turn a cruiserweight rudo, they turned Rocky, Rocky quit, they still wanted to turn someone, they forgot they blew off the Super Fly turn and decided to go with it finally, someone pointed out they’ve got a dozen guy like Decnnis, Billy, and Chris Stone (already doing a turn) who are actually cruiserweight, and then they forgot about the Super Fly turn again. Nowhere in here did anyone remember they turned Relampago at TripleMania (though the website promises me they’re getting to it.) This all makes AAA logic, you’ve got togive me that.

Fabi Apache, Mari Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Alex Koslov, Christina Von Eerie, Jennifer Blake: This was better than last week, but – speaking of AAA storylines – let’s map this one out

if you're going to get one move, make it good

1) women have a match where the loser is a maid
2) Mari loses!
3) Mari is a maid for a while
4) Mari is no longer a maid
5) things continue exactly as they had been, with no particular revenge being saught

Great story telling.

Damián 666, Halloween, Super Crazy vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario: On one hand, it’s new guys and old story (rudos can’t win unless Konnan get involved (also, Konnan really was moving bad on these tapings, I can’t be the only one to notice)). But this was better than the other matches of this type. I didn’t get into it, and it feels like the first Perros team up in AAA should mean more than a random trios match, but it was still good.

La Parka vs LA Park: Not as good as TripleMania, but it wasn’t really going to ever be. The fans were split here, but it’s a lot better reaction for Parka than I feared back then; they have not abandoned him for winning (though, still, far more people tuned in for the first match than this one, and most of those people still think LA Park won the rights to the name.) Park got most of the match, Parka got the win with a fast count, it was the expected finish. Even though they did a whole bunch of run ins after the fact to distract, it’s clear they mean for this to be over for now, though they kind forgot to set up anything else for either of them to do.