IWL, Averno/Charly, Olimpico, Sombra, DosDeTres

unstoppable Cuije/Black Terry Jr.

AAA results to come in the tomorrow. Nothing so important to not wait for the official recap.

IWL (SAT) 09/04 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingThe Gladiatores]
1) Super Panda b Spider Boy
2) Daga b Eterno
3) Fantasma de la Ópera & Suicida b Freelance & Naruto
4) Charly Manson & Super Crazy b Robin Maravilla and Ragde and Pesadilla [IWL Contiental]
5) Bestia 666 & X-Fly b Aeroboy & Violento Jack
6) Lizzy Valentine b New York Knockout Nikki [IWL WOMEN, tournament]
7) Colt Cabana b Adam Pearce [IWL WORLD, tournament]
8) Canek b Gran Alebrije [IWL WORLD, tournament]

Because IWL is that kind of promotion, the five way ended in a draw when Super Crazy pinned himself and Charly Manson in a tapatia and the tercera sets up relevos suicidas next week. Neither Freelance & Suicida have lost their hair this year, so they’re due.

Depending on the review, Cabana/Pearce wasn’t good, or wasn’t good for this audience (which I guess is really same thing.) Favorable reviews for Canek/Alebrije , so it might be a different taste thing.

CMLL (SUN) 09/05 Arena Coliseo [@cmllmagazine]
1) Mortiz & SementalRayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Molotov, Tigre BlancoArtillero, Puma King, Súper Comando
3) Raziel, Virus, YoshihashiFabián el Gitano, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
4) Jushin Lyger, Rey Bucanero, Último GuerreroRush, Toscano, Valiente
5) Charly Manson, Mr. Águila, OlímpicoAverno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Charly Manson beat Averno in the main event. It’s now a story point that Manson’s El Pozo is an inescapable leg submission. Manson wants a title match, Averno wants a hair vs mask match. CMLL put up a card for next week, which doesn’t include any singles match with them, but there are matches which look like they’re obviously going to be pulled.

Lyger took the spot originally listed as Atlantis. I love Valiente, like anyone who has a heart, but the tecnico team winning the semimain would’ve been a travesty. Instead, UG killed Rush repeatedly. (Hooray for his hair win.)

Yoshihashi gets a win!

As suspected, no Tony Rivera in the second match. Maybe CMLL didn’t know he quit and was giving anti-CMLL interviews in magazines and just booked him like normal? Guerrero Maya took his spot, and I’m looking forward to that match airing on 52MX.

Olimpico says he’s not sad about losing, because at least he got to lose in Arena Mexico, and this is the price for leaving eighteen months ago. Olimpico feels he lost to a great luchador, and is going to take a few days to figure out what’s next.

Sombra’s next goal: go to Japan, take Lyger’s mask. It’s good to dream. Not putting it past him now.

AAA announced Dos de Tres’s August issue is it’s last. I’ve read many of them and always thought they did a good job, not only writing about AAA but also independents. On their facebook, Dos De Tres says they’re working on a new project. There’s a post on Cronicas Y Leyendas about writing an article for the magazine.

There was a fashion show/lucha show at Arena Mexico Saturday. Sounds like the matches were Mascara/Fantasma/Angel de Oro vs Averno/Ephesto/Arkangel, and Mistico/Sombra/Mascara Sagrada vs Atlantis/Rey Bucanero/Ultimo Guerrero (which is a better main event then shows CMLL runs themselves.)

Pedro Nieves, who helped trained Villano I, Villano III, El Halcon, and Hijo del Gladiator among others, passed away Saturday.

SuperLuchas has Vampiro doing his usual interview, talking about retiring. He’s headed to Japan for Nosawa’s upcoming show.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at a show with AAA, LLI and WWF guys on the same show and Rayo de Jalisco Jr. unmasking Egipico with video.

Cesar looks at CMLL’s use of newer wrestlers, and this week’s lineups.

Luchas2000 #537 has Olimpico unmasked.

SuperLuchas #380 has Olimpico unmasked.


CMLL (TUE) 09/07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Titanio
2) Black Metal & El Divino vs Ángel del Mal & In Memoriam
3) Hierro & Magnum vs Drago & Ráfaga
4) Hijo del Fantasma & Rush vs Ephesto & Vangelis
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Shocker vs Charly Manson, Olímpico, Psicosis

Olimpico’s first unmasked appearance in GDL.

IWRG (THU) 09/09 Arena Naucalpan
1) Super Halcon Jr. vs Alan Extreme
2) Brazo Metalico & Dinamic Black vs ? & Comando Negro
3) Eragon, Freelance, Hijo del Pantera vs Avisman, Bombero Infernal, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, Oficial Marshal vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
5) Dr. Cerebro, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan vs Decnnis, El Mesías, Último Gladiador

First time Mesias has been here since they’ve started the AAA/IWRG matches. When Parka and Wagner have been here, they’ve been on the tecnico side, even if it meant being against AAA wrestlers. Surprising they’re not doing the same with Mesias, but it helps that it’s the Morgans.

CMLL (SUN) 09/12 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala, Robin, Trueno vs Camorra, Cholo, Semental
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Estrella Mágica, Star Fire vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Yeska
3) Astral, Eléctrico, Pequeño Olímpico vs Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito
4) Fuego, Sagrado, Valiente vs Pólvora, Virus, Yoshihashi
5) Místico, Shocker, Strong Man vs Terrible, Texano Jr., Volador Jr.

Star Fire hasn’t been in CMLL for a while, Estrella Magica seems to have vanished, Yeska and Seductora aren’t around much, so that second match is probably getting pulled when they reshuffle the card. CMLL doesn’t have trios openers unless they have a special match up top.

IWRG (SUN) 09/12 Arena Naucalpan
1) Máscara Magnífica vs Epidemia
2) Dinamic Black & Eragon vs Magia Negra & Nemesis
3) Freelance, Hijo del Pantera, Miss Gaviota vs ?, Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro
4) Bobby Lee Jr., Cerebro Negro, Mike Segura vs Avisman, Bombero Infernal, El Hijo del Diablo
5) Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Hernandez vs Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.

Hernandez vs Chico Che, truly a dream match. Wonder where Gringo Loco is this week.

CMLL (SUN) 09/12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino vs Metalik
2) Angelo & Samurai vs In Memoriam & Infierno
3) Leo & Neutrón vs Ebola & Mr. Trueno
4) Gallo, Metro, Rush vs Ephesto, Felino, Vangelis
5) Brazo de Plata, Máscara Dorada, Toscano vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mephisto, Mr. Niebla

Hey, look, Vangelis is the semimain. In other news, there’s no one running against CMLL this Sunday.

No card yet (obviously), but it sounds like CMLL’s running Mistico & Mascara Dorada vs Mr. Aguila & Charly Manson for the tag team titles in Puebla next Monday.