IWRG (THU) 01/20/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Mi Lucha Libre]
1) Imposible b Keshin Black
2) Eterno & Hammer b Dinamic Black & Miss Gaviota
3) Chico Che, Freelance, Saruman b Alan Extreme, Maldito Jr., Samot
4) Avisman, Bombero Infernal, El Hijo del Diablo b Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro
5) Comando Negro, Scorpio Jr., Último Gladiador b Multifacético, Pimpinela Escarlata, Trauma I
Alan Extreme and his teammates kept having problems leading to their loss. Samot & Maldito Jr. turned on him post match, and the tecnicos (Saruman first) made the save.
Black Terry bled, but still beat Diablo with his feet on the ropes. Bombero Infernal replaced Gringo Loco, who should be back in time for a title match next week.
More Comando Negro/Multifacetico feuding. Gladiador snuck in a foul on Pimpi for the win.
CMLL’s first of two shows in Japan will take place tomorrow, though it’ll actually have happened by the next news update. Bell time is 16:30 local, which is 1:30 AM Mexico City time. Sunday is a noon show, which means it’ll be happening at 9 pm DF time. I’ll have results here eventually, but I recommend Strong Style Spirit and Purolove‘s coverage of the shows from a NJPW perspective. The two matches to watch tonight, as far as figuring out where things are going next, are the Taguchi/Dorada and Sombra/Liger matches. If Dorada’s expected to be off for a long time after this, we’d see in the match and in an unexpected title change. Sombra/Liger is the one title match on the tour with with no clear consensus on the finish. I still think Liger will hold on to keep the feud going, but there are ways to do with Sombra winning the title back in CMLL.
There’s also an Arena Mexico show. Yep.
El Vagabundo, Jose Luis Garcia, passed away early Thursday. He was a star of the late 70s and 80s, a hobo luchador. DJ Spectro has the most detailed obit. Box Y Lucha has some photos and a thread, and SuperLuchas has video of a promo and part of a match.
SuperLuchas notes the El Hijo del Medico Aseisno WWE signing that everyone’s been asking about the last few days. It looked like the poster on SuperLuchas didn’t realize this was actually reported in SuperLucha magazine until someone came along and edited it. It’s a good magazine, they really should check it out! Anyway, as far I as I can figure, this Medico Asesino (and there are a few) was working Toryumon shows in 2009 and 2010, and started to pop up in IWL shows late in the year. Ultimo Dragon’s school attracts people from all over the world (Angelico), so it’s not even especially clear this is a Mexican. SuperLuchas lists his teachers as Lizmark, el Dandy, Hijo del Solitario and Arkangel, quite the collection and indications he’s spent time in Acapulco and in CMLL’s training school. It’s almost certainly someone who can speak English or WWE would not have bothered.
AAA posted a teaser article for the two mystery men in the opener on the 01/22 taping. I’m assuming the pictures are meant to be the luchadors, and the guy on the left is wearing an Ultimo Dragon outfit or something like it. For what it’s worth, we haven’t seen Dragoncito in CMLL in almost a couple weeks, though he’s booked for GDL this Sunday. The guy in the right is a more nondescript. I’m hoping it’s Rio Bravo III.
Octagon says Super Fly ran like a girl last time they met, and promises to strike some sense into the child. (That’s going around in AAA!) Super Fly says Octagon is finished. Someone should let Super Fly know that Octagon still has a title belt.
Surropa’s officially licensed CMLL shirts are now up. There’s a Black Warrior shirt, so these designs are either old or the project has been in the works for quite sometime. There’s some nice designs: the Volador one came out well, and I’m debating the Ultimo Guerrero one.
Crazy Boy will be out two months due to a knee injury from a dive gone bad. He’ll still be at the DTU show, on crutches.
Fuego en el Ring catches up with Gran Cochise, following up on his exit from CMLL. Cochise says Satanico told him CMLL wanted to cut back from two trainers to one, and so Cochise was let go. Cochise doesn’t blame Satanico, because he knows the direction came from Mexico. He enjoyed worked for Paco Alonso and Chavo Lutteroth and hopes to work for CMLL again (and not poison the water for his children.) He’s working with Arena Roberto Paz now.
- Mi Lucha Libre has a video interview of Perro Aguayo Jr.
- Chica Tormenta talks about her entry in lucha libre. It reads like she’s on the equivalent of the AAA Street Team at the moment.
- Pictures from the Lucha Libre USA house show in San Martin on Thursday. Or the first three matches, anyway.
- Volador wants to face Sombra for his mask at Dos Leyendas, then Mistico at Anniversary. It’s good to dream.
- Prometo says Volador, Mistico and other CMLL wrestlers wearing comic book homage outfits is very bad taste and pathetic.
- Interview with lucha artist El Tezca. His site is on blogspot.
- AAA confirms Amadeus’ Facebook is authentic, but not Polvo’s Twitter. Hmm. They may just be ignoring me again.
- The Lucha Libre Expo shows resume the first weekend of February. The original Coco Azul, Ojo Diabolico Jr., is in the Especial.
- Is CMLL getting back on the air in France?
AAA UWE (WED) 02/02/2011 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Héros & Panda Lee vs Ronny Ventura & Super Mascara
2) Aerostar, Argenis, Gato Eveready, Súper Fly vs Epitafio, Herejia, Robin Maravilla, Sadico
3) Fuerza Guerrera & Juventud Guerrera vs Aeroboy & Violento Jack and Villano III & Villano IV and Chucho el Roto & Iron Love and Scorpio Jr. & Zumbido and Murder Clown & Psycho Clown and Coco Azul & Coco Rojo and Cien Caras Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. [UWE TAG, semifinal]
The winner of this show is meant to face the winner of the tournament on the last show, Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis. That presents some very obvious problems for a few of the teams. The Villanos would make the most sense as the winner.
I wonder what possibly will happen in the match where rudo Super Fly is teaming with his ex-friends.