taped @ Arena Mexico, 04/29/2011
CMLL (MON) 05/09/2011 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio, Porra Fresa]
1) Black Tiger & Centella de Oro b Espiritu Maligno & King Jaguar
Tirantes, working here as usual, was slow counting the tenicos and didn’t want to raise their arms after the match.
2) Lestat, Metálico, Starman b Apocalipsis, Arissma, Inquisidor
Slowest match of the night.
3) La Comandante, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Lluvia
Rudas took 2 & 3.
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano b La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Máximo
Rudos took 1 and 3.
5) La Sombra, Rush, Tigre Rojo Jr. DQ Atlantis, Averno, Último Guerrero
Averno replaced Dragon Rojo, and young Tiger Rojo Jr. replaced Toscano (probably means it was a last minute switch.) Atlantis attacked Sombra as he walked into the ring and they feuded throughout. Rudos took the first, tecnicos face the second, Atlantis fouled Sombra in the third.
Mil Mascaras is getting his own stamp. The unveiling of the stamp was last night. El Hijo del Santo, who was on a stamp a few years ago. Black Terry Jr. has photos from the press conference, and there are more recaps here and here. It looks like there are only 3 designs; I want a thousand.
Mi Lucha Libre has a good interview with Fresero Jr. Fresero Sr. was a long time referee, first for UWA and later for AAA. His son explains that one time, attending the matches, he saw Abismo Negro give his father the Black Hammer and screamed at the rudo that he’d avenge his father. Later, he met Abismo Negro and took his lucha classes, and found out Abismo was actually a decent guy. Fresero Jr. actually grew up wanting to be a soccer player, and played for the second division Atlante squad before switching to lucha. Fresero started in the Arena Mexico school (maybe the underage class) before switching to IWRG.
The grand opening for Shocker‘s restaurant (Che Guapo) was yesterday. He’s kept busy while out of action.
Cesar points out AAA bringing in TNA guys isn’t quite consistent with Dorian’s talk about trying to keep out the foreigners from invading Mexican wrestling. The first flaw here is believing anything anyone says on the internet.
The WON talked about the new Hijo de Rey Misterio debuting in Tijuana on May 27. Dave often puts “other lucha”‘ items in the CMLL section, but someone misread that as Hijo de Rey Misterio joining CMLL on that date. That’s not what’s happening, it’s just an indy show.
In other news from the newsletter, the reason Charly Manson was able to do so much damage to the police officers is reportedly because he had stones in his hands. (Might as well use that for a finish.)
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Where did Mercurio go?
- Record ranks the top groups in Mexico. The first group is so great, their one star had to rush back to make sure they had any credibility.
- CMLL Gaceta has profiles of Arkangel, Averno, and Rush (85% experience! I am so fascinating by these frivolous ratings.)
- DJ Spectro writes about Rene Guajardo.
- An interview with Espartano (not the one in Monterrey)
- An interview with Veracruz’s Tormenta.
Toryumono Mexico (SAT) 05/14/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Marcela & Shuri vs La Comandante & Mima Shimoda
2) Hijo del Solar & Solar I vs Negro Navarro & Trauma I
3) ?, Hijo del Fantasma, Tajiri vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero
4) Black Tiger V vs Último Dragón [mask]
Lineup via Mask Mania!
Black Tiger has been haunting Ultimo Dragon for about a year, setting this up.
Someone should hook up Ultimo with some recent CMLL video, so he can find out Sangre’s a good guy now. The mystery man is “carrying on the legacy of Mistico”, so either Magnus or Mistico II (or both.)
Shuri is from Tajiri’s SMASH promotion. Too bad they couldn’t find a way to get Tajiri on the CMLL shows for old time’s sake.
3 more matches to be added, including the usual Dragon Rumble.
CMLL (TUE) 05/17/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Höruz vs Ramstein & Zayco
2) Aereo, Astral, Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
3) Fuego, Hombre Bala Jr., Palacio Negro vs Dr. X, Hijo del Signo, Tiger Kid
4) Ángel de Oro, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pólvora, Virus
5) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada vs Atlantis, Héctor Garza, Volador Jr.
More Dr. X vs Fuego with some new partners. Black Warrior continues to exist.