CMLL (SUN) 11/28 Arena Neza [Rudos de Neza @ flickr, The Gladiatores]
1) Gran Cachorro & Zumba b Boras & Taurus
2) Astro Boy & Bengala b Artillero & Súper Comando
3) Diamante, Metálico, Neza Kid b Dralion, Puma King, Tiger Kid
4) Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Delta b Dr. X, Nitro, Skándalo, Taurus
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máximo b Shigeo Okumura, Taichi, Yoshihashi
6) Dragón Rojo Jr. & Último Guerrero b Olímpico & Psicosis II [CMLL TAG]
Referee Toby was the scheduled referee for the main event, but the Invasors protested and got Tirantes as the ref instead. After they split the first two falls, Tirantes slow counted the champions in the third, so the commission sent Toby back in the match to count the three count. Invasors were displeased.
Nitro was apparently running late, because local wrestler Taurus took his place in the first fall. Rudos lost, Nitro showed up, and Taurus tagged his way all the way out of the match. Skandalo stole Angel de Oro’s mask to take the second fall, and Angel de Oro repaid the favor in the third. After the match, Skandalo challenged Angel de Oro to a mask match, and Angel de Oro accepted the match for this building on Christmas Day. Which would be very interesting.
However, Dralion and Neza Kid are still feuding and also challenged each other to an apuesta match. It sounds like the two matches may be combined in to one and only one of those four (the locals) would lose their mask.
Metalico replaced Rey Cometa. We don’t have any results for Rey Cometa in three weeks (a week or so after Pegasso got hurt), unless he showed up in Arena Puebla last night.
Attendance was usual for CMLL in the building (not good.)
Hijo de Cien Caras notes
A wake was held yesterday, with luchadors from all promotions visitng. Hijo de Cien Caras’ body is being sent back home to Monclova. SuperLuchas points out a long video interview with him via Amo de La Lucha from earlier this year.
CMLL held a moment of applause for Hijo de Cien Caras at Arena Puebla. Volador Jr., in the main event, talks about his cousin and the lack of security in Mexico in the article.
The police told La Presna that there were two shooters who killed Hijo de Cien Caras and the woman he was with, and they left the scene in a black Neon. They presume it was a case of revenge and note the woman, Adela Luna, was separated from her husband for two years. It seems like they have a pretty good idea who is responsible. I’m not linking to the article, because they’re using a police photo of both bodies as they were found in the car. They’re not the only ones, and you can find them on your own if you’d like.
CMLL.com has put up the poll to decide the new member of the Stuka & Metro trio, replacing Mascara Dorada. They label as “choose a new member of the trio“, not champions, so maybe someone decided they wouldn’t be able to insert someone as a champion.
The choices are Angel de Oro, Delta and Diamante. That’s the right level, but those are three guys who CMLL does a lot with already and appear to really like. Which means they’re exactly the people a contrarian like me doesn’t want to vote for. Boo! Also, as Cesar notes, the winner would be breaking up an existing group. Instead of finding a role for a guy who doesn’t have one, you’re causing one or two guys to lose their usual partner. My endorsement is for Diamante, but it’s not an enthusiastic one.
Cesar has a long piece on what a lot of people have been saying: CMLL’s made Tirantes the top rudo and the only difference between the Invasors and the rest of CMLL, at the cost of the whole storyline. Tirantes has been good in his role, but there’s been way too much emphasis on him, with nothing else going on for the Invasors and weak explanations of why he gets away with it.
In CMLL PR to hype their match, Latin Lover says he’s wrestling in CMLL to support his four kids. Prometo uses this as a jumping off point to accuse Latin of being broke and washed up. (Forecast is calling for a 100% chance of a Daniel comment below.) Also, it’s not a jump from AAA because they stopped working together in March and now it’s November, though that seems to be about the same length of for Psicosis and the Invasors to be leeching off AAA’s popularity by showing up in CMLL. I can’t figure the math on that one.
Prometo is already teetering on the edge of ‘not being interesting enough to link’, but it was hilarious that a blog that’s very obviously written by someone who works for AAA spends time refuting the idea that someone with AAA would try to secretly manipulate fan’s opinions. If you’re not going to give me insight, please continue the comedy.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Nikita has reviews of LA Park vs La Parka, Guerreros vs Mascara/Dorada/Sombra, Los Traumas vs Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Bucanero, and Sangre Azteca vs Dragon Rojo.