Perro Jr. talks return, Guerrero still the champ, Diamante/Signo advance



CMLL (FRI) 04/29/2011 Arena Mexico
***Arena Mexico 55th Anniversary***
1) Dr. X, Hooligan, InquisidorPegasso, Sensei, Starman
2) Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca, ValienteMisterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
3) Hijo del SignoPuma King [Forjando un Idolo]
Hijo del Signo [6] submitted Puma Kind [0] to move on.
4) DiamanteHombre Bala Jr. [Forjando un Idolo]
Dimanate [9] pinned Hombre Bala Jr. [3] to complete his clean sweep. Signo moves on with Bala’s win.
5) Último GuerreroHirooki Goto [CMLL HEAVY]
Rudo took the first fall, but Guerrero came back to win the final two to keep the title.
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, RushAverno, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Despite Tirantes refereeing, the tecnicos still won in straight falls. Heavy feuding between Averno

Perro Aguayo Jr. held a press conference to talk about his surgery and announce his return. Tons of reports: MedioTiempo, Mi Lucha Libre, The Gladiatores, Estrellas del Ring, Record

Perro says he’s on food reactions, his blood will be tested regularly, he’s on medication, he’s not able to lift the weight he used to, but the doctors encouraged him to get back to work ASAP. Huh. Perro’s hair is shorter – he says the hospital did what Mistico or Wagner couldn’t do. A lot of challenges towards Wagner to keep that feud going. Perro spoke out against rumors that he’d actually been in rehab for substance abuse, declaring them false and his illness real. Since he mentioned it, the time span of his disappearing act was much close to the normal rehab stint than a operation on a vital organ, but he does have a surgical scar in his favor.

Ras de Lona included the official formation of a trio that’s been going for about ten days. Terrible & Texano announced they’ve left Hijos de Averno & Rey Bucanero had left Pesta Negra to form a new trio. (They asked for names, which never ever goes anywhere, and I thought they had a name.) Zacarias tried to join the group, and they all kicked him away. Zacarias latched on to Bucanero’s leg, but Terrible & Texano pulled him off. Zacarias gestured at the rudos, and they all chased him away.

Other stuff: Both the 05/08 and 05/15 Sunday shows are in Arena Mexico. DragonMania is probably 05/14 in Arena Mexico as well, so a lot of shows. Those are discounted shows, as are the 05/10 (1 peso for kids) and 05/03 (Fan Appreciation) shows. Cheap tickets before WWE comes to town? Strong push for Ultimo Guerrero vs Rey Escorpion (new change was quickly mentioned and then treated as no big deal.)  Goto talked in Spanish about the title match.

04/30: Suwama (O), Shuji Kondo, Hiroshi Yamato b Ryota Hama (X), Super Crazy, Bushi
That wraps the tour.



Ras de Lona had

CMLL (TUE) 05/03 Arena Mexico
4) Metro, Sangre Azteca, Diamante vs Misterioso II, Virus, Raziel
5) Brazo de Plata, Black Warrior, Maximo vs Mr. Niebla, Hector Garza, Dragon Rojo Jr.

CMLL (FRI) 05/05 Arena Mexico

?) Metal Blanco vs Guerrero Maya Jr. [winner gets in the Forjando un Idolo playoffs]
5) StrongMan, Blue Panther, Rush vs Terrible, Texano, Rey Bucanero
6) and then the show ran long and I didn’t see this one.

Will update if full lineups turn up.

Update: Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 05/03/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Javier Cruz Jr. vs In Memoriam
2) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno vs Evola & León Blanco
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. & Starman vs Infierno & Malefico
4) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Magnus vs Cancerbero, Euforia, Pólvora
5) La Sombra, Rush, Toscano vs Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Psicosis

Main event is a rematch from last week, so they’re setting up something for next week. No idea what.

Note Maya is on this card.

CMLL (TUE) 05/03/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Robin vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Bam Bam, Mini Maximo, Pequeño Halcón vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Skándalo
4) Diamante, Metro, Sangre Azteca vs Misterioso II, Raziel, Virus
5) Black Warrior, Máximo, Super Porky vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Héctor Garza, Mr. Niebla

Fan Appreciation Show, but since they’re coming back with another cheap ticket the following week, some match is being set up here. Couldn’t tell you what.

This is Bam Bam’s only second DF match since losing his title two months ago, and he hasn’t been appearing much elsewhere.

CMLL (FRI) 05/06/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Dalys la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica vs Estrellita, La Comandante, Princesa Blanca
2) Ángel de Plata, Delta, Stuka Jr. vs Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
3) Diamante vs Fuego [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
4) Ángel de Oro vs Group Charly second place [Forjando un Idolo, quarterfinal]
5) Blue Panther, Rush, Strong Man vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Atlantis, Averno, Último Guerrero

No tiebreaker match. Maybe I misunderstood? CMLL’s Forjando un Idolo page also says there will be a tiebreaker match if neither Guerrero Maya or Metal Blanco gets a bonus point. That won’t happen until after Sunday’s show and Maya is supposed to be in GDL on Tuesday, so that just leaves an added match to Monday. (Or Maya just getting pulled off GDL show. Or CMLL just ignoring it. Or doing match in an empty arena and putting it up on YouTube for fun.)

Main event is sort of top rudos vs top tecnicos (who happen to be the trios champs.) With Rush, Strong Man, Terrible and Texano on the show too, they’ve loaded it up with their big names even if they don’t have a big match.

04/30-05/01 Lucha Times


AAA-US: As Albert helpfully noted in the comments, this is now listed as a one hour show. In Mexico, this was a three match show that went about 56 minutes. That means something gets cut, and mostly likely the opener. It’d be a shame, because Fenix looked very good. Alternative is a lot of things get cut.

52MX: Sunday taped shows are very tough to figure this week; they usually air four matches between them, but they taped five storyline driven matches. That doesn’t include the semimain, which usually airs (because it’s the semimain.) I’m guessing both the Rayos vs Gen11 and Invasors/Misterioso vs Trios Champs match is here, but I could see one of those matches just not airing anywhere.

LATV: Hoping they don’t screw this up, because next in line is a really sweet looking Demus/Pierrothito vs Astral/Electrico match.

GDL: swing match is Maya/Starman vs Leon Blanco and Rafaga, two rudos who have never appeared on this incarnation of GDL TV. Likely bouts include Oro/Plata/Valiente vs Dragon/Okumura/Virus and Felino/Niebla vs Fantamsa/Dorada. About that semimain: Angel Azteca Jr. sure has vanished lately. Not being in the Forjando un Idolo or the Vets/Gen11 stuff has bumped him out of DF for over a month now.


CMLL: back to 2 hours. Escorpion/Cometa and Oro/Negro should air from the Forjando un Idolo tournament, but I heavily recommend the YouTube versions. Also: Triad vs Panther/Mascara/Sombra and Garza/Goto/Volador vs Guerreros to set up that title match.

AAA-MEX: leftovers from Pachuca, looks like they have 2 hours here. Atomic Boy/Fenix/Relampago vs Dragon/Cota/Santana should be good. Electro/Tiger/Jack vs Silver/UG/Chessman – apparently Chessman is a Maniaco now, if this week’s show can be believed. Damian/Halloween/Lizmark/X-Fly vs Wagner/Psycho Circus, good for Wagner’s mask if nothing else.

FOX: The two Forjando un Idolo matches were definitely taped for this show, and Blue Panther vs Negro Casas should air here as well.

C3: two more Forjando un Idolo matches, Team GDL/Sangre vs Ephesto/Euforia/Raziel, and Panther/Maximo/Super Porky vs Bucanero/Terrible/Texano. I hope Bucanero really hasn’t left the Pesta Negra, would hate to see Felino and Zacarias split apart.

CMLL-Mega6 (GDL): swing match is a women’s trios, . Main event was supposed to be Sombra/Rush/Toscano vs Aguila/Olimpico/Psicosis (and I did see a fan cell phone pic on Twitter that confirmed most of that.)

Puebla: Stop me if you’ve heard this: more Forjando un Idolo. They’re also one week out from the Goto/Guerrero match here.

ACM: main event from last week?

Perros: ???

IWRG: last night’s card

Morgans hang on to their tag titles, CMLL preview, Viva La Lucha, kidnapping

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 04/28/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Mi Lucha Libre]
1) Alan Extreme & Vampiro Metálico b Dragon Fly & Saruman
Alan Extreme used the ropes to pin Saurman.
2) Carta Brava Jr., El Pollo Asesino, Fresero Jr. b Dinamic Black, Eterno, Golden Magic
Fresero Jr. snuck in a foul on Eterno.
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan DQ Negro Navarro & Trauma I [IWRG IC TAG]
Morgans took one, Navarros took second. The older men were eliminated in the third fall, leaving the juniors. Hijo de Pirata accidentally bumped into referee Teddy, Trauma had Hijo de Pirata pinned, Pirata Sr. snuck in an foul him, Negro Navarro got back in the ring to protest that, and the referee disqualified the Navarros for Negro coming back in after being elminated.
4) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Ray Mendoza Jr., Villano IV b Bestia 666, Damián 666, X-Fly
Villano team won falls 2 & 3.

Tonight’s a bigger the normal Arena Mexico show, both their Kid’s Day show as well as the Arena Mexico show. The biggest match is Ultimo Guerrero vs Hirooki Goto for the CMLL Heavyweight Championship (the second CMLL title defense of the day; keep reading.) Goto could take this, but that would mean he’d be coming back in six weeks for the Universal Tournament and later to drop the title; he’d be trading one win for likely two losses. Match should be good regardless of the result.

There’s also the closing matches for Forjando un Idolo’s Group Alfa. Diamante is almost certainty thru, and Hombre Bala (vs Diamante) and Hijo del Signo (vs Puma King) competing in separate matches for a second win and advancement into the playoff round. This is a tough one to read. Speaking of this tournament, the current vote leaders (Delta, Angel de Plata, Magnus) would not affect the standings if any of them win this week’s bonus point. The vote totals are a lot more balanced this week than previous weeks…

Over on the Box Y Lucha forum, there’s an scanned article on the first Arena Mexico show (written around the 20th.)

Quinto Misterio & Estrella Dorada Jr., luchadors in northern Mexico, are in custody after being accused of kidnapping. They were part of the muscle for a couple of casino employees, angry about one of them being fired, decided to kidnap their boss. The kidnapping took place back in January and there’s no word on how they were discovered. Estrella Dorada has been wrestling in Arena Coliseo Monterrey, while Quinto Misterio is on smaller shows and also wrestles as Fake Rey Misterio.

The next Viva La Lucha PPV is tonight. Lineup

from PWR 02/05
– Hijo de Rey Misterio (new one), Anarkia vs Vaquero Fantasma, Amnesia
– Derek Sanders & Brian Cage vs Hijo del Cupacabra, El Mariachi
– Oliver John vs Kafu

from DTU 03/19:
– trainee opener (particpants not ever listed, but Pequeno Cobra was in it)
– Villano III & Villano IV vs Aeroboy & Violento Jack
– Robin Maravilla, Sadico, Yakuza vs Hormiga, Paranoiko, Pesadilla vs Comando Negro, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
– Drastic Boy vs Eterno vs Ciclope vs Arena de Plata vs Garra de Aguila vs Abadon vs Flamita vs Tribal vs Fenix (AAA) vs Dizzy

CMLL in NJPW, 04/29
5) Ryusuke Taguchi (c) b Taichi [CMLL WELTER] (Poor Taichi.)
8) Shinsuke Nakamura (O) & Mascara Dorada b Hiroshi Tanahashi (X) & Jushin Liger
Dorada has gotten a lot of wins on this tour.



indy (SUN) 05/01/2011 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
3) Coco Rayado I & Coco Rayado II vs Black Master & Leon Salvaje
4) Latino (indy) & Negro Navarro vs Espartaco & Solar I
5) Estrella del Oriente, Super Muñeco, Súper Ratón vs Guerrero Negro, Mr. Averno, Sepulturero I

They’ve switched promoters here.

04/30 AAA TV Lineup (Chilpancingo) – Perro Jr. returns

AAA TV (SUN) 04/30/2011 Plaza de Toros de Chilpancingo, Guerrero
1) Mascarita Divina, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito vs Mini Chessman, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis
2) Aerostar, El Elegido, Laredo Kid vs Alan Stone, Decnnis, Súper Fly
3) Cuervo, Espíritu, Ozz vs ?, Billy el Malo, Cibernético
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween
5) El Mesías, Heavy Metal, Nicho el Millionario vs Chessman, LA Park, Zorro

2011 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#989)
Mexico: 05/15
US: 05/28

(I was working on Lucha Times. Now I’m not! It’ll be up sometime Friday.)

WagnerMania posted the lineup, which appears to be from AAA PR and dated yesterday. This is not some lineup that was postered around Chilpancingo a couple months ago, this is what the lineup is as of today. Just to back that up, the lineup includes a Surprise Bizarro, which we can be relatively sure is a fill in for the incarnated Charly Manson*.

That means, as of yesterday, AAA thought Perro Aguayo Jr. was good to go for a match. Really, not any match, but because it’s those two trios, a sure to be hardcore match involving stunts and blood. Not an easy match. A rough match. A match I wouldn’t want to have! Unlike me, Perro Aguayo Jr. is a luchador. Also, unlike me, Perro Aguayo had a tumor removed from his midsection three weeks ago.

Four options. Choose your adventure:

1) Perro Aguayo heals at a rate faster than normal mortals. Alfredo’s theory! Everything I can find on google suggest general recovery is around 6 weeks, both for the removal and for the burst ulcer he was said to suffer during the operation. I’m sure he heels at a faster rate, but…

2) Someone at AAA goofed up and released a wrong lineup . Always possible. Arakas will be very upset with them, so I hope that didn’t happen. X-Fly will wrestle or something.

3) AAA or Perro Aguayo Jr. is rushing back to the ring way too soon. Always possible. Doesn’t seem to be necessary for the gate. It’s a Kid’s Day show, which is enough to do well. It’s a location AAA used to go once a year, with their least star power taping of the year, and still draw fine. It’s actually been longer than normal since they’ve been back here for a taping, so there’s probably a pent up extra demand. They’ve got Cibernetico working third from the top, so they would seem to be fine on star power even for a normal show. But perhaps a sponsor specifically requested Perro Aguayo Jr. on this show, or Perro Aguayo needs to start paying bills ASAP. That is a pretty bad situation either way.

4) Perro Aguayo Jr. was not as sick as we’d expect for a person who had a tumor pulled out of stomach. Perro Aguayo was intensive care three weeks ago. About the same time, the long time announcer of AAA, Arturo Rivera was also in bad shape at a hospital with a throat infection. Different illnesses, different ages, different physical conditions, surely different recoveries. Still, it’s hard not to compare: AAA is hoping Arturo Rivera can return to the calling matches by TripleMania, 10 weeks after surgery. Not be active at all, just talk. Perro Aguayo, 3 weeks after a golf ball sized tumor was yanked out of him, is said to be cleared to wrestle Monster Clown**. This would make complete sense, only if we assume thing we were told didn’t quite happen to be the truth. That would be a pertty bad situation, but at least a more hilarious one than a wrestler working a match he wasn’t ready for.

Place your bets. Perro is supposed to have a press conference today to talk about his illness. That should be fascinating.

There are other matches on the show! They all seem to be place keeping (a reason against Perro needing to be on this show.) Main event feuds really feel like they’re doing Zorro vs LA Park vs Mesias at TripleMania, don’t they? I don’t think they actually doing that match, which is kind of the crazy part. I want to see how Heavy Metal vs LA Park goes.

* – We can assume this because: Ngyma & Escoria are working a house show, Amadeus has apparently been quietly dropped as a character and they’ve been really reluctant Taboo in the ring, which just leaves Charly as originally scheduled. Seeing as they didn’t just put him in here, they’re still pretty reluctant and may just be working out which guy they’re pulling off that house show, or if they want to throw in someone new.

** – this is an impossibility, no doctor would ever give the go ahead to work Monster Clown

CMLL on Televisa #1025 (04/23/2011)

that's a finish

taped @ Arena Mexico, 04/15/2011

file: here
recap: here

Metal Blanco vs Guerrero Maya Jr.: For two guys who really have been around about the same time, Guerrero Maya is so much more complete wrestler. I think it helps which guys you work with and which guys train you. This was pretty consistent. I’d pay large amounts of money to see Shocker’s notes.

Delta vs Dragon Lee (and part 2): Dragon Lee is a guy who can do exciting flips, but has no idea when he should be doing them. It’s neat to do the standing SSP in the opening kickout at zero, it’s effective if he saved it for a late fall. This was better than it should’ve been, and I guess that has to go to Delta’s credit.

Puebla, wrestle mass, Cometa

Porra Fresa’s report on Monday’s Puebla show does confirm that Niebla made the show (hooray) but Mascarita Dorada did not. Pequeno Halcon filled in for him, which means they knew about it far in advance not to have to use a local. Guerrero Maya/Delta was said to be the best match of the show.

The annual mass for deceased luchadors at Arena Coliseo was held today. Fabian el Gitano was to be honored.

Rey Cometa gave a professional mask to a fan. I know we’re all disappointed he hasn’t won in Forjando un Idolo, but things like this article (just existing to make Cometa seem like a bigger star) and Cometa being one of the guys sent to Brazil shows CMLL is behind him a bit, which is much more than used to be.

CMLL luchadors visited a children’s hospital. Blue Demon Jr. is doing the same thing.

DJ Spectro looks back at the 1978 Arena Mexico Anniversary show, with Harley Race defending the NWA Heavyweight Title vs Halcon Ortiz (father of Super Halcon Jr.) I never knew the heavyweight title was defended in Arena Mexico.

Box y Lucha #3023 has Ultimo Guerrero vs Goto on the cover.

04/28: Davey Richards, Rocky Romero (O), Mascara Dorada b Prince Devitt, Jushin Liger, Kushida (X)

04/27: Junior Tag League: Kaz Hayasi & KAI (O) [9]  b Super Crazy & Bushi (X) [6]

Forjando un Idolo



IWRG (THU) 04/28/2011 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragon Fly & Saruman vs Alan Extreme & Vampiro Metálico
2) Dinamic Black, Eterno, Golden Magic vs Carta Brava Jr., El Pollo Asesino, Fresero Jr.
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan vs Negro Navarro & Trauma I [IWRG IC TAG]
4) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Ray Mendoza Jr., Villano IV vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, X-Fly

Title match they’ve set up the last few weeks.

04/27 AAA TV Results (Zacapoaxtla)

AAA TV (WED) 04/27/2011 Plaza De Toros Batallon De Zacapoaxtla, Zacapoaxtla, Puebla [Record, Mi Lucha Libre (5), Mi Lucha Libre (1-3)]
1) Jennifer Blake, La Hechicera, Sexy Star b Fabi Apache, Lolita, Mari Apache
Sexi Star beat Fabi Apache with a moonsault. This I need to see.
2) Mini Psicosis b Octagoncito [AAA MINI]
New champion! Mascarita Divina and Mini Histeria were seconds and interfered in the match before Psicosis won with a German suplex. Mini Psicosis is the fourth champion.
3) Electroshock, Extreme Tiger, Jack Evans b Chessman, Silver King, Último Gladiador
Electroshock pinned Silver King.
4) Cuervo, Drago, Ozz b Billy el Malo, Cibernético, Escoria
Scoria, replacing Charly Manson here (and probably for a long while) took the loss to Drago here. After the match, Cibernetico sent a message to Parka that Zorro wasn’t the only one with prophetic visions – he sees Parka suffering a lot in the future. No mention of whatever Parka stole from Cibernetico.
5) El Mesías, Joe Lider, La Parka b Damián 666, Halloween, LA Park
Park was just about to put Mesias thru a table (of wood and chairs) when Zorro appears on the stage, yelling to Park about the title. This distracted Park into being powerbombed by Mesias thru that table for the loss. Zorro was supposed to be in this match, but was replaced by Damian. Bizarros attacked the tecnicos post match, with the tecnicos from the last two matches making the save

2011 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#988)
Mexico: 05/08
US: 05/21

That minis title switch deserves some extra attention, because it seems so random. It’s odd to have a title change with zero build, and it’s odd who won the title. Mini Psicosis is the third most important guy in his own trio. This is unlikely the start of a longer feud (AAA’s not into doing feuds, more not into doing minis feuds, and anyway Octagoncito has already won a Mini Psicosis mask.) If Octagoncito was hurt and had to go away for a while, AAA would be perfectly fine just putting the title on ice for a while, as they did with Mini Charly’s title reign. Octagoncito really can’t leave AAA without giving up his whole identity to start from scratch (I *think* he’s left before and not even tried that), so that seems doubtful. Octagoncito as champion set up eventually rematches with Mini Abismo Negro when he returns. Mini Psicosis as champ sets up Mascarita Divina or Mini Charly, not nearly as good. Interviews have strongly hinted that Mini Abismo is the leader of the minis, and it’d be surprising for someone in that spot to be behind a title change that’d cause himself to slip to the background.

It’s AAA, so it’s genuinely possible they have a great idea for Mini Psicosis as a champion, well thought out and everything, which they’ll then forget about in about five minutes. (Escoria’s loaded fist!) But there usually is at least the start of a plan.

Next taping is Saturday, their first time back in Chilpancingo in about 16 months. There’s still no card out for it. Damian had said Perro Aguayo Jr. was scheduled for that card but may now appear just to do a promo, but that’s all we’ve got. It’s Kid’s Day, so one would assume a minis match, which might give us more info on those plans. AAA’s running at least 3 other spot shows for the busiest day of the year; I’m not sure if it’ll mean people work multiple shows, but Mesias, Zorro, Cibernetico, the Air Force, Decnnis, Chessman and Super Fly are among those not listed anywhere yet.

CMLL on CadenaTres #175 (04/09/2011)

recap: here
YouTube: 1 2 (Astral/Pierrothito 4 min in) 3 4 (Valiente/Polvora starts here)5 6 7 8

taped @ Arena Mexico, 04/05/2011

I reviewed all the matches, but these are the matches that actually matter.

Pierrothito vs Astral for the Mexican National Lightweight Championship: Pierrothito looked great here, and Astral didn’t look bad, so Pierrothito must’ve been great. Crowd was way into the match, another testament to Pierrothito here. Much better than it should’ve been, would’ve liked to see more of it. Can’t believe Pierrothito was the only one who did a dive in this match. Would’ve liked to see a longer version of this match, but it might be possible that editing helped.

Valiente vs Pólvora for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship: Also much better than I would’ve expected, which is a testament to Valiente here. This is a good match, but the end of the third fall didn’t come together as well as I’d like. The Valiente Special is so important, it’s tough to believe the match is going to end until he pulls it out (maybe he’d be better off using that one early and saving the tope for late), and there was no real point after that dive where it felt like Polvora might actually win. Polvora had two moves that could win for him, the Polvora Driver (he won with in the first fall, never tried to go back for it) and the counter dropkick (which he landed, but made no attempt to win.) He could’ve used something else, but there was a missing portion where Polvora did use something else. Like in between Valiente his move the first time and the second time.

CMLL on LATV (04/23/2011)

La Noria?

file: here
recap: here – fixed

taped @ Arena Mexico, 04/15/2011

Molotov & Sensei vs Apocalipsis & Mortiz: Four guys I do not care about or do not care to see. A match that occurred, I’m relatively sure.

Diamante, Fuego, Sagrado vs Hooligan, Loco Max, Raziel: perfectly acceptable match. A lot of teasing of the dives before only doing two of them (and one was a Hooligan dive!) Some fun mat work in the first fall too.

Fuego & Polvora advance, Charly Manson

walking the dog

CMLL (TUE) 04/26/2011 Arena Mexico [Record (3-4), Record (2, 5-6), CMLL]
1) Bengala & Cancerbero DQ Apocalipsis & Zayco
Cancerbero replaced Trueno. That ended poorly for Bengala, Cancerbero turning on him.
2) Estrellita, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany b Dark Angel, Estrella Mágica, Luna Mágica
3) Pólvora b Ángel de Plata [Forjando un Idolo]
Polvora [9] joins Delta as clean sweeping his group. Angel de Plata [0] was cut down with a dropkick for the loss.
4) Fuego b Magnus [Forjando un Idolo]
Magnus [3] dominated the match, but Fuego [6] caught him in a submission for the win. Fuego advances.
5) Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro, Sangre Azteca DQ Ephesto, Euforia, Raziel
Straight fall win for the tecnicos. Raziel fouled Sangre in the second.
6) Blue Panther, Máximo, Super Porky b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano
Tecnicos took the last two falls.

CMLL’s slowed down on the Magnus push. He’s not appearing in Mexico City outside of this tournament and the Gran Alternativa. (He’s only barely in the Gen11 vs veterans feud.) The plan all along was to introduce him and then have him get ring work off TV without exposing him; they still ended up exposing him, but I think they know enough not to push him thru the tournament. CMLL has known enough to have Magnus no longer wear the white Mistico-like outfit (just pink) and he’s no longer using La Mistica. I don’t think they’ve given up on him, but they’ve give on him being a star in the next five minutes.

The reason Charly Manson was denied bail is because his medium sentence – not the maximum, but close to the average – is over five years in jail, which makes it a felony offense, and that automatically triggers no bail. Yesterday’s run of articles have the police accusing Charly of using a wrestling move in the fight, “La Dormilona”, which normally refers to a head to head tope. I’m thinking they actually just mean a headbutt. KrisZ has the complete police report, which notes the maximum penalty is 8 to 10 years and it was actually four officers which eventually got in the fight. The latest articles mention Charly is also accused of stealing a radio, which may start to explain why the conversation with the police officers turned into a fight.

AAA’s reaction, as illuminated by Mi Lucha Libre, is we (and they) should wait to believe anything until Charly gives his side of the story. There’s also a sentiment that the police are not to be trusted, but Charly’s still well screwed if that was the case.

CMLL’s report on the last round of Group Charly matches sidesteps the question of who’s the second luchador to advance entirely. Hmmm. It’d actually be a  more confusing situation without the bonus points, since Dragon Lee, Metal Blanco and Guerrero Maya each have one win, and they can’t have known who would’ve gotten those bonus points when they were planning the tournament. Assuming the poll is legit.

04/27: Davey Richards, Rocky Romero (O), Mascara Dorada b Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi (X), Jushin Liger



CMLL (MON) 05/02/2011 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger, Blue Center, Silver vs Aguila Guerrera, Ares, Centauro de Fuego
2) Ángel de Plata, Milenium, Sensei vs Akron, Hijo del Signo, Hooligan
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Metro vs Shigeo Okumura, Terrible, Texano
4) Valiente vs Virus [MEX WELTER]
5) Black Warrior, Rush, Toscano vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto