CMLL Guadalajara on Teleformula #45 (05/01/2011)

taped @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, 03/22/2011

file: here
recap: here

Ángel de Oro, Ángel de Plata, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Virus: well done match with the usual people. Nothing out of the ordinary but still fun. Valiente has Dragon Rojo’s number, maybe La Mascara needs to recruit him to take on Ultimo Guerrero for the tag titles.

Hijo del Fantasma & Máscara Dorada vs Felino & Mr. Niebla: all comedy, except for the parts where the action ceased to let the crowd to chant. Really worked strong for the live crowd, not as much for the TV. I hope Felino adopts Zacarias.

Guerrero Maya advances, Psicosis/Rush, Charly freed, Psychos/Perros apuesta match

Guerrero Maya/photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 05/03/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Record]
***Fan Apperciation Day, May (TUE)***
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Camaleón & Robin
2) Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Bam Bam, Mini Maximo, Pequeño Halcón
Pierrothito replaced Pequeno Nitro. Current champion Olimpico beat former champion Bam Bam.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Skándalo DQ Fuego, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
Dr. X was about to submit to the Fuego-lock, but the ref was distracted, so Dr. X tossed his mask to Fuego to draw the DQ.
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Metal Blanco [Forjando un Idolo, eightfinal]
Guerrero Maya advances! He took out Blanco with a double underhook piledriver (which was not called one, of course) and faces Angel de Oro on Friday.
5) Diamante, Metro, Sangre Azteca b Misterioso II, Raziel, Virus
Sangre Azteca beat his old friend Misterioso.
6) Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Mr. Niebla b Black Warrior, Máximo, Super Porky
Atlantis replaced Dragon Rojo, and got the win with a surprise small package on Porky.

CMLL already has video up of the tiebreaker match.

CMLL (TUE) 05/03/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) In Memoriam COR Javier Cruz Jr.
2) Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Evola & León Blanco
Rudo vs Rudo battle ended with Mr. Trueno eliminated but sneaking back in to foul Leon Blanco to set up the victory.
3) Metálico & Starman b Infierno & Malefico
Metalico replaced Maya, off in Arena Mexico.
4) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Magnus b Cancerbero, Loco Max, Pólvora
Loco Max replaced Euforia. As required, recap of Magnus match points out he’s not very good.
5) Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Psicosis b La Sombra, Rush, Toscano
Psicosis beat Rush with some illicit help from Olimpico. Psicosis and Rush agreed to a title match next week.

I would describe Psicosis’ chances of defeating Rush as “microscopic”, but maybe I’m overstating them. Turnout for this show was said to be poor, which is not surprising with the Invasors on top, but doesn’t say much for Sombra or Rush.

Charly Manson was released on bail last night. There’s not much information; Charly’s brother thanks the AAA and Electroshock (who is also Charly’s brother) and says Charly is well. No info about how Charly got bail or if this means the case against him has changed. Charly’s still not publicly explained his side of the story. Charly’s associate seems to have disappeared from this story. It would not be a surprise if Charly just started appearing back on AAA shows while everyone avoided talking about that situation.

Perros del Mal announced a May 29th TV taping in Mexico City with Los Perros vs Psycho Circus, hairs vs masks. AAA’s under the impression that they’re also doing this match sometime this year, which indicates there’s an out ocming. The specific Perros del Mal included are not named, which is probably really important. They also imply it’s one side losing, but it could just be one person. But who? WHO?

Konnan was on Tercera Caida last night. Retro80s90s posted video: part 1, part 2, part 3. A lot of stuff came up that’s come up before (El Hijo del Santo! CMLL & AAA!) but Konnan did drop the news that AAA would be starting a tournament for AAA trios titles. (Dr. Cerebro, Cerbero Negro, Eterno were mentions as IWRG trio participating – that was the IWRG team that one last time AAA taped in Arena Naucalpan.) Depending on how soon this starts, that could be another match for TripleMania. AAA really doesn’t need any titles when they’re about to hit a year since the Cruiserweight title has been defended, but luchadors love title belts.

The annual Mexico City Lucha Libre La Experiencia Expo will be July 23rd and July 24th. Only two days this year (no more Friday.)

Hernandez is listed on a Nuevo Laredo card next week. Might just be for the show.

Pirata Morgan wants a retirement match with Negro Navarro, “not just a retirement speech, but I want Navarro to disappear forever from wrestling.” He also wants the Hijo del Pirata/Trauma I feud to finish.

Cesar begins a list of the Three Biggest Moments of The First Third of 2011 in CMLL with the Gen 2011 vs Opening Match Types, even while noting there was no real story to begin this feud or any explanation why the Gen 2011 guys are all actually teaming up. Since this feud continue to go on past the May Fan Appreciation shows, Cesar notes this feud could be heading to a major show in June (like the midcarder cage match last year, but with a much more focused build.)

Box Y Lucha has a bunch of video interviews: Poseidon, Star Fire (those two are married), Xena, and Piel Roja (same with those two.)

Rob reviews week 2 and week 3 of Forjando un Idolo.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL in NJPW
05/04: Wataru Inoue, Kushida, Mascara Dorada (O) b Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Liger (X), Tiger Mask IV
Dorada still getting wins when it doesn’t matter is a good sign. The only pinfall he personally took on the tour was in the title match.

Links

AAA on Televisa #988 (04/30/2011)

taped @ Domo de la Feria de Leon, 03/21/2011

file: here
recap: here

Dark Dragon & Fenix

Angelico, Argenis, Fenix vs Dark Dragon, Polvo de Estrellas, Tito Santana: Angelico is still Angelico, just without Veneno to try and make his kicks look good. This was really more the Fenix and Dark Dragon show, and they were delivering.

Silver King & Último Gladiador vs Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans for the AAA World Tag Team Championship: They actually followed up on something! With a good match! Putting aside Jack already having one title that doesn’t go anywhere, this was a good follow up to Tiger winning the Rey de Reyes.

Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Mesías vs Damián 666 & LA Park: usual brawl with these guys. The Penas throwing drinks at Park was a bit random since that’s not going anywhere and I don’t think you really want to incite people into screwing with Park, but this was exactly as you’d expect it to be when you heard the match, right down to Damian taking the pinfall.