taped @ Arena Mexico, 05/13/2011
IWRG (THU) 06/02/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Mi Lucha Libre (1-3), Mi Lucha Libre (4)]
1) Dinamic Black & Tritón b Dark Devil & Imposible
2) Freelance, Golden Magic, Mike Segura b Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro
Segura beat Comando Negro in the center of the ring, challenged for Comando Negro’s lightweight title.
3) Multifacético b Dr. Cerebro [WWA WELTER]
This is the Welterweight title Hijo del Diablo previous held. Dr. Cerebro dominated the fight, but Multifacetico exploited a mistake to drop him on his head for a win.
4) El Brazo & Hijo del Brazo b Negro Navarro & Trauma I and Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan and Fresero Jr. & Solar I and Hijo del Pantera & Pantera and Máscara Año 2000 & Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
Fresero Jr. filled in for Hijo del Solar. This time, the fathers all started in the ring, and the sons took their place when they were eliminated. Solar pinned Negro Navarro (Trauma I in), Pirata Morgan got Solar (Fresero Jr. in), Brazo was eliminated next (Hijo de Brazo in), Pirata Morgan was next (Hijo de Pirata Morgan) and Mascara Ano Sr. was the last father out. That left all six juniors. M2K Jr. eliminated Fresero, everyone else teamed up to eliminate M2K Jr., Pirata turned on Trauma I and eliminated him, Hijo de Pantera followed. Final was Pirata & Brazo. Both fathers got involved, and Brazo got the pin. Brazos want another tag title match.
CMLL in Japan
NJPW 06/03: Mascara Dorada  b Ryusuke Taguchi  (7:02)
Hooray! Not a win I figured on him getting. Dorada is 2-2, both wins coming over those who walked away with CMLL belts. This one avenges Dorada’s title loss back in January, and Taguchi appeared to offer a rematch for that title after his loss here. He’s in a big tie for fourth now. Next match is tomorrow vs the Great Sasuke; if Dorada can pull off that upset, he’s got a legit chance of making the semifinals.
This week’s WON says the guy who looked suspiciously like Averno in Sin Cara’s debut vignettes was in fact Averno.
On Twitter Wednesday night, Dorian Roldan was playing guessing games over the mystery Air Force member on Saturday’s taping. He said it’d be a Mexican wrestler from CMLL, but said it wouldn’t be Astro Boy (which would be a change of plans.)
Today’s Arena Mexico show has the first part of the Forjando un Idolo trios, and Shinsuke/Terrible/Texano vs Sombra/Mascara/Strong Man.
Misterioso Jr. says he’s not leaving CMLL, but wouldn’t it be great if he was in the tournament for the NWA Light Heavyweight Tournament? (Uh huh)
The press conference for the (July) Lucha Libre Expo took place yesterday afternoon. Schedule: Saturday will have the Juniors promotion (Gallo Tapado Jr.), IWRG and CMLL in the main ring, plus IWL and more Juniors in the side ring. Sunday has DTU, Perros del Mal and AAA, with more appearances by the Juniors and IWL. (No Friday show this year.) There was also a presentation from a Quinta Roo promotion that’s new to me, but no mention of when they’d be appearing. Tickets are 150 peso per day ($13!)
AAA announced their lineup (below), but everyone else just talked about the guys they might have appearing. Perros talked about bringing in (ex) WWE people, Chica Tormenta said DTU would be debuting a women’s title, the Juniors talked about trios and apuesta match. They’re hoping for 25,000 here, and 8,000 for the SLP shows in November. The program lists a the 2010 CMLL Awards as being presented on Saturday, so I’d still have time to run and finish awards before CMLL finally does. CMLL will also be presenting a Mr. Niebla & Zacarias show for kids (!) and the annual fashion show in tribute to Fabian el Gitano.
Dragon Rojo was spotted, alive and with a man purse; TV mentioned he should be back in a couple weeks (so no tag team tournament.)
In hype for Eterno maybe making it to AAA (his goal at the moment), Record does confirm the AAA taping in Naucalpan next Thursday.
If you figured El Hijo del Santo would be mad that WWA crowned a new WWA Welterweight Champion, you are correct. It takes many words for him to get there, not the best paced column.
- Record uses it’s rankings to state Sombra is the top wrestler in CMLL. I just use his entrance music.
- Two weekends of lucha libre discussion at UANL start tonight.
- Rocky Santana demonstrates holds.
- Mi Lucha Libre looks back at Tiger Jeet Singh
- Kcidis on Averno’s rumors
- El Pancracio talks to Vanelly and Vaquerita
- Cesar says Juicio Final is a terrific opportunity for La Mascara, saying at least everyone in the back will be rooting against “traitor” Averno. Calling Averno a traitor is amusing.
CMLL (MON) 06/06/2011 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Milenium vs Aguila Guerrera & Sauron
2) Enrique Vera Jr., Lestat, Super Halcon Jr. vs Espiritu Maligno, Inquisidor, Mortiz
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Pegasso vs Hooligan, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Black Warrior, Metro, Sangre Azteca vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
5) Máximo, Rush, Toscano vs Héctor Garza, Shinsuke Nakamura, Volador Jr.
That’s a weak tecnico side, all the way down the line. Maybe not Black Tiger.
I thought I read on a Japanese blog that Angel Azteca Jr. is a mask maker. Has anyone else heard this?
CMLL (TUE) 06/07/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs Relampago Azul
2) Robin & Virgo vs Camorra & Evola
3) Eléctrico vs Demus 3:16
4) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
5) Máximo, Rush, Toscano vs Héctor Garza, Terrible, Texano Jr.
Minis match should be fun. Third week in a row for essentially the same women’s match; that’s why Amapola is here and not facing Ayumi in DF. It seems like they’re setting up an Amapola/Lluvia title match, which hints as a finish of Ayumi/Amapola (if it’s happening first.) Another possible hint: Amapola is defending her belt versus Marcela in Guatemala on the 26th.
Toscano can’t be here, because he’s in Tuesday’s title tournament.
AAA (SUN) 07/24/2011 Centro Banamex
1) Mascarita Divina, Mini Charly Manson, Octagoncito vs Mascarita de la Muerte, Mini Chessman, Mini Psicosis
2) Fabi Apache, Pimpinela Escarlata, Sugi San vs Esther Moreno, Polvo de Estrellas, Ronin
3) Joe Lider & Nicho el Millionario vs Alan Stone & Chris Stone [hardcore]
4) Drago, El Elegido, Laredo Kid vs Cuervo, Espíritu, Ozz
5) El Mesías, La Parka, Octagón vs Charly Manson, Cibernético, Escoria
That does not look like a taping. Juniors also announced their show, but I couldn’t make out all the names; it generally seems the same show they’ve been running.
taped @ Arena Puebla, 05/16/2011
Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Valiente vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Olímpico: more effort than I expected, especially some nice activity in the first fall. (The most I’ve enjoyed Olímpico.) Despite the finish, it didn’t feel like they were doing anything with the Mephisto/Fantasma feud; they just happened to be matched up here.
La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas: Porra Fresa said people were more into Niebla/Mascara than Atlantis/Sombra at the end of this. I still want to see Atlantis forced to face Sombra, but he’s right – the other feud came off surprisingly strong for something that just seemed like a usual random técnico/rudo matchup, up until the finish. More to come (maybe)