IWRG (THU) 09/23 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, @gladiatores]
1) Super Halcon Jr. b Nemesis
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Magia Negra b Dinamic Black & Tonatiuh
3) Chico Che, Eragon, Veneno DQ Comando Negro, El Hijo del Diablo, Guerrero Negro (IWRG)
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Cien Caras, Pirata Morgan Jr.
5) Silver King, Tony Rivera, Trauma I b Chris Stone, Pirata Morgan, Último Gladiador [Relevos Increíbles]
Very bad attendance. I was just watching the AAA taping from Arena Naucalpan last night. The building was jam packed for that, and this was near the opposite. Show also started late – 9pm – and didn’t finish until midnight.
Silver King snuck in a foul on Pirata Morgan for the main event. Before the main event, “Titan” from Argentina was introduced. He’s unmasked muscle guy who challenged Silver King.
Oficials and Mascaras looks like a bloody brawl. Pirata Jr. repalced Mascara Jr.
Veneno replaced Freelance. Freelance is in a neckbrace thanks to what Comando Negro did to him in their last match, and Comando attacked him again here. Guerrero Negro is new here – possibly the Monterrey guy by that name?
Tonatiuh replaced Hijo del Panetra.
AAA has a bizarre Vampiro promo. AAA is also part of a benefit show on 10/07 for a child who needs a bone marrow transplant.
Not much talk about tonight’s Arena Mexico show. CMLL’s overshadowed it with yesterday’s press conference (which NJPW reported on later in the day), and really that’s been overshadowed by Mistico’s complaints about CMLL programming. I wonder if we’ll get a counter argument from them in the next few days?
Anyway, today’s Arena Mexico show could have some really good matches – the minis match and Mascara/Dorada/Valiente vs Avernos look great, and there’s other matches which might be good. However, they’re stuck in a holding pattern for the next three weeks, unless they’ve got a big match for Lyger to go out on.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
- Diario de Morelos updates Pierroth‘s recovery.
- Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at El Solitario, and Super Crazy vs Antifaz in ECW
- DJ Spectro has a bio of Rey Salomon, who was the first Angel Blanco Jr.
- Hereos del Ring has lots of videos of it’s New York press tour. First video is here.
- Video article on the Arena Isabel demolition. The marquee is still up, still lists Lucha Libre.
- R de Rudo uploaded it’s third anniversary radio show with Canek.
- Estrellas del Ring notes yesterday would’ve been El Santo’s 93rd birthday. A new statue of Santo was unveiled in Tulancingo.
- A Silver King A Day reaches Day 4.
I’m heading to the Dragon Gate USA on Saturday; I think my plan now is just to write the post while I’m there, and not bother with doing results on Twitter. The plan is to check out the Dragon Gate USA Milwaukee show on Sunday afternoon and see if I can make it back to Congress Theatre for the LA Park & Hijo de LA Park vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Dr. Wagner III match on Sunday night, so there may be random tweets from I-94. Say hi if you see me.