Perro Aguayo Jr. is intensive care after early Sunday surgery to remove a tumor the size of a golf ball from his stomach. Perro was in Guadalajara last Sunday for the tag match with Demon, Santo and Rayo, and complained about stomach pains at the end of that match. The conditioned worsened, and he checked in a hospital on Friday. It took the hospital a couple of days to find the source of the problem; but it sounds like the surgery was a sudden decision; Damian 666 mailed the news sites about the situation while he was traveling to the hospital. Flor Rubio, who hosts the show on Teleformula right after CMLL’s Guadalajara show, says Perro suffered a burst ulcer as well, and speculated the tumor may be cancerous. We’ll probably know more soon.
CMLL (SUN) 04/10/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Record]
***Fan Apperciation Day, Apr (SUN)***
1) Höruz, Molotov, Robin b Artillero, Mortiz, Súper Comando
Tecnicos took last two falls.
2) Goya Kong & Luna Mágica b La Comandante & Zeuxis
Goya Kong splashed the rudas for the win. Zeuxis has no more scheduled matches before she leaves for Japan.
3) Dragon Lee, Hijo del Signo, Hombre Bala Jr. DQ Apocalipsis, Rayo Tapatío II, Semental
Rayo pulled Dragon Lee’s mask for the DQ again. Even if they’re not going to do the mask match, it’s about time to do the Rayo Tapatios vs Dragon Lee/Hombre Bala match.
4) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Sangre Azteca b Skándalo, Virus, Yoshihashi
Sangre Azteca and Virus squared off in this match.
5) Black Warrior, Strong Man, Super Porky b Hirooki Goto, Terrible, Texano
Rudos won the first, tecnicos last two.
6) La Sombra b Psicosis [NWA WELTER]
Psicosis took the first fall, Sombra the last two.
Poor turnout, judging by the pictures. The Fan Appreciation bump has been over for months, but it was never more evident than here. There was a big soccer game tonight (America vs Chivas), but CMLL knew that was happening when they put this show in this building. Psicosis ‘perfect’ record in CMLL singles matches continues; if CMLL thinks so little of him, then Sombra should really be getting straight fall wins to make them mean something.
(It was probably a pretty good match! That part is important too.)
A new round of teasers aired this weekend on AAA TV (in Mexico) for a big surprise at this weekend’s taping. This teaser included a shot of a guy who looked an awful lot of our old friend Gronda. They’ve tried everything else. The original Gronda, Groon XXX (also a sufferer of severe stomach aliments) was believed to be retired after suffering a knee injury on the 05/02/2010 Perro del Mal show when he blew out his knee catching a dive. The second Gronda has not appeared on TV since late last March, but has continued to work spot shows. It could be either of them, or a new one. The first Gronda was a big deal up to his first knee injury, and didn’t seem to mean a lot after that.
Hijo del Santo accompanied boxer Erik Morales to the ring in his fight Saturday night in Las Vegas. Santo mentioned his column that he was going to the fight, but didn’t specify he’d be walking to the ring and showing up on TV.
Speaking of Hijo del Santo, I was reading his interview in Box Y Lucha 3017 – mid March, the second week after they bumped out Maricela Pena for him. Santo say lucha libre needs new matchups, he would not be opposed to CMLL and the independents working together – “imagine Santo & Dr. Wagner vs Blue Demon, Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis” or Hijo del Santo & Blue Demon vs Mistico & Volador, and talks about how interesting rudo Mistico vs Santo would’ve been. Putting aside absolutely nothing involving Santo & Demon can possibly be considered a new matchup, it’s very clear Santo is open and interested in working with CMLL. It still doesn’t mean CMLL wants to use him or he’ll work at a price that CMLL will be happy with, but it’s a slight thaw.
Speaking of Blue Demon, the argument over who owns the rights to his name is flaring up again, this time in website form. Previously, Blue Demon Jr wrote to websites saying his website & store was the only ‘true’ one, and the one run by Alejandro Muñoz Lomeli, son of Blue Demon Sr., was unauthorized. Lomeli angrily responded in a message to Bajo Las Capuchas, claiming his rights to his father’s legacy and, most noticeable, saying Blue Demon Jr. was not really the son of Blue Demon Sr. The idea that Blue Demon Jr. was actually unrelated to the family had been talked about in hushed tones for years and just bought the rights to the name, but I believe this is the first time anyone in Blue Demon’s family has publicly confirmed that. It’s pretty clear Blue Demon Sr.’s family are not fans of whatever deal was made way back when, but have never found a way to get out of it.
Escorpion dedicated his Gran Alternativa win to his son, who is soon to undergo a “complicated operation.” (It’s believed this is the reason he was the guy who lost his hair to Loco Max in Puebla; the payoff helped.) Escorpion says he’s still got many details to improve and hopes to get there. Ultimo Guerrero said Escorpion had the ability to be a Guerrero de la Atlantida, but needed to continue to grow to get there.
Decnnis’ brother, Juantio, is missing and he’s looking for any information about his whereabouts.
The head of the Lagos de Moreno Box Y Lucha Commission says they’ve been registered with the government since September 1994. Meanwhile, the local head of government says he’s not sure one exists. Huh. Anyway, the people in charge – the Vargas’ – are boxers, and say they’ve just let the lucha libre stuff alone because they haven’t really been interested in it, and they haven’t been given enough support by the local government to take a role in it. (Well, of course they haven’t, local government doesn’t know they exist!) They’re not opposed to another commission, but don’t think there’s enough money to support it.
SuperLuchas #409 has WrestleMania coverage. There’s also an interview with Hector Guzman, Arena Lopez Mateos promoter, who is all far any sort of alliance between any company at all. Also, CMLL has a new policy, where all promoters must be go thru the CMLL office to book any of the luchadors. (I believe luchadors were allowed to go thru to make their own schedule beyond what CMLL had already had laid out for them.)
- Zeuxis‘ goals in Japan are 1) to have a big rivalry and 2) to get invited back again
- Damian 666 talks about reaching 30 years in lucha libre, reveals he planned to retire after 28.
- DJ Spectro talks the history of Mil Mascaras.
- Cronicas Y Leyendas has the second part of their video of Canek & Fishman vs Fujinami and Kengo Kimura, and also DragonMania III
- There’s another Relampago in Zacatecas.
IWRG (THU) 04/14/2011 Arena Naucalpan
1) Centurión & Saruman vs Carta Brava & Vampiro Metálico
2) Dinamic Black, Dragon Fly, Golden Magic vs Alan Extreme, Fresero Jr., Imposible
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro vs Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo, Gringo Loco
4) Barba Roja, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
Pirata vs Navarros, Oficials vs Gringos.
CMLL (SUN) 04/17/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Metalik
2) Leono & Magnum vs Camorra & Exterminador
3) Meteoro & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia & Pierrothito
4) Gallo, Sagrado, Sangre Azteca vs Cancerbero, Euforia, Pólvora
5) Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Máximo vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Mr. Águila
Minis match looks fun.
IWRG (SUN) 04/17/2011 Arena Naucalpan
1) Guizmo vs Muerte Infernal
2) Jack & Tonatiuh vs Alan Extreme & Imposible
3) Freelance, Hijo del Pantera, Turbo vs Black Thunder, Carta Brava Jr., El Pollo Asesino
4) Black Sky, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Fresero Jr., Hammer, Magnifico
5) Multifacético vs Eterno, Oficial 911, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Trauma I, Tony Rivera, Cerebro Negro, Veneno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Bombero Infernal, Comando Negro, Dr. Cerebro, el Ángel,Pantera, Oficial AK47, El Hijo del Diablo, Black Terry, Hijo de LA Park, Bestia 666, Gringo Loco
I presume that’s Rey de Ring, not sure.
No Arena Coliseo matches yet, but JCR said the tournament matches would be Fuego/Polvora and Angel de Plata/Magnus (uh oh). Tournament picks