CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX #253 (09/25/2010)

Arena Coliseo, 09/19/2010

Metálico, Molotov, Sensei vs Durango Kid, Escorpion, Inquisidor: Escorpion was the best rudo here, which probably isn’t as surprising as I thought. He still feels a bit more like an AAA guy – reacting to what the tecnico just did instead of just clearing out for the next rudo to take offense – but different is good. If I was booking CMLL, we’d have a Durango Kid vs Sensei martial arts death feud, so be thankful I’m not.

Mascarita Dorada, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Black Warrior, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito: Really good, exactly what you’d expect from these guys. We learned that Dorada does not need to pants to beat you, but Warrior is better off without a skirt. There really can not be enough minis matches, given how many good guys they have. How would that same chart I did for the women look like for the minis?

[Ages in ()]

rudos                      tecnicos
Pierrothito (43)           Mascarita Dorada (28)
Pequeño Warrior (40)       Bam Bam (25)
Pequeño Violencia (42)     Último Dragoncito (38)
Pequeño Olímpico? (44)     Shockercito (29)
                           Tzuki (36)
Pequeño Nitro? (27?)       Electrico (24)
?Cisne? (????)             Fantasy (21)
                           Astral (21)
                           ?Aereo? (?)
                           Pequeño Halcón? (?)
Pequeño Universo 2000 (31) Mini Maximo (20)
Bracito de Oro (45)

Nine guys above the “really good” line means there’s always going to be someone fun in a minis match and probably a few.

Olimpico’s turn makes sense in this context. They’re really tecnico heavy, even with Tzuki and Mini Maximo not in the ring a lot. Still would’ve prefered them to fix the problem by stealing Mini Halloween and Mr. Aguilita back. Not just because they’re fun, but that rudo side is old. They can still go, but at some point they won’t be able to and now’s a good time to add some younger people. Pequeno Nitro seems to be coming along fine, he just needs a few partners.

Also, it’s freaky how long Fantasy has been around given he’s only 21. The guy still has a lot of time.

Mil Mascaras, Felino new champion of GDL

indy (SAT) 10/02 Arena Lopez Mateos [Al Filo del Ring]
1) Astro Boy II, Hijo del Pantera, Mascara Oriental, Zairus b Chapuline Negro, Epidemia, Heavy Boy, Zeus Jr.
2) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Yakuza b Mohicano I, Mohicano II, Rey Mohicano
3) Aguila Solitaria, Pantera II, Robin Maravilla b Rey Krimen, Sepulturero I, Terry 2000
4) Super Muñeco, Super Pinocho, Super Raton DQ Bronco (UWA), Rocky Santana, Romano Garcia
5) Blue Panther, Mil Mascaras, Rambo, Scorpio Jr. b Gran Alebrije, Histeria II, Monsther, Psicosis II

Recap says attendance was not good, disappointing the promoter. Alebrije and Monsther replaced Charly and Olimpico. Mil won with a plancha on Alebrije, then hurried to the back to avoid signing autographs.

CMLL (SUN) 10/03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Javier Cruz Jr. & Thunder Boy b Metalik & Templario
2) Silueta b Princesa Maya
3) Amapola, Estrellita, La Comandante b Dark Angel, Lluvia, Marcela
4) Felino b Gallo [OCCIDENTE LH]
5) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Psicosis b Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Toscano

Despite feuding elsewhere, rudos got along fine in the main event and beat Sagrado for the win.

Felino won the first and third fall to win the title, though there was bit of referee issues in the third fall.

Plenty of tweeting about the Battle of The Promotions IWRG/DTU/AAA show last night but I haven’t seen results yet.

The Wii version of Heroes del Ring is delayed until”sometime in November. The PS3 and 360 versions still come out next week, and the DS and PSP versions are curiously unmentioned.

An (CMLL PR) article hyping Volador vs La Mascara talks about them starting together as a trio with Mano Negra Jr. Volador was already Mexican Trios Champion when Brazo de Oro Jr. was debuting, so I’m not sure what they’re talking about. Mascara was part of the Guapos U team who got a title shot against Volador’s team back then. Also, sucks to be Mano Negra Jr.


CMLL on Televisa #994 (09/18/2010)

taped 09/17/10 in Arena Mexico

Women’s trios was fun. Ayumi has totally different offense than everyone else is using here, and I wish she was around for more than a week to see more of it.

this followed a half minute of both guys acting exhausted

Invasors/Pesta Negra sounds more interesting on paper than it ever seem to be in the ring. The two concepts don’t work well together – Invasors are supposed to be totally serious, and Pesta Negra is totally the other way. Only Hector has seemed to figure out a way to make it work for the Invasors, and he wasn’t around for this one. Instead, Negro dropped the comedy since he was supposed to be setting up his match with Charly here. Finish didn’t look like it was supposed to be a finish at all, so it’s nice that Psicosis confirmed it went wrong.

I’m done with Mistico singles matches from here on out. I don’t want to be critical of a man who does tornillos to the floor knowing no one will catch him, because he’s sacrificing himself in a significant way, but the matches themselves have nothing to offer to anyone who’s watched one before. Everything is a headscissors, dive, back in for a move and a kickout, everyone lays dead for 30 seconds, everyone gets back up and continues as if they’re perfectly okay. We can break it down in wrestling terminology – the selling is absurd, the psychology is non-existent and nothing that happens in the last fall matters until Mistico tries his finish – but the bottom line is it’s not very entertaining and similar guys are having much more entertaining matches.