taped 2011-05-20 @ Arena Mexico
CMLL (MON) 06/06/2011 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Aguila Guerrera & Sauron b Black Tiger & Milenium
2) Enrique Vera Jr., Lestat, Super Halcon Jr. b Espiritu Maligno, Inquisidor, Mortiz
3) Hooligan, Loco Max, Nitro b Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Pegasso
4) Black Warrior, Metro, Sangre Azteca b Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
5) Máximo, Rush, Toscano DQ Héctor Garza, Shinsuke Nakamura, Volador Jr.
Nakamura fouled Rush for the DQ. I think they’re feuding! Possible international incident! Recap complained about too much comedy from the other four guys.
IWRG FIL (TUE) 06/07/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Aerocross & Mascarita de Oro b Mini Infierno Kid & Mini Zumbido
2) Pikachu & Volaris b Guerrero 2000 & Muerte Infernal
3) Dance Boy, Sky Angel, Tonatiuh b Flama Infernal, Monster Blue, Serpiente Dorada
4) Hijo de Clímax, Rolling Boy, Saruman b Dark Devil, Halcon 2000, Keshin Black
5) Alan Extreme, Centurión, Dinamic Black, Dragon Fly, Eterno, Fresero Jr., Golden Magic, Tritón b Demoledor Azteca, Extreme Boy, Impulso, Kamus, Ojo de Tigre Jr., Oscuro, Vaquero Rocanrolero, Wotam
IWRG Gym vs Ojo de Tigre Gym. No order of elimination, but it sounds like Ojo de Tigre was ahead until Fresero, Golden Magic and Centurion rallied back. Final two were Ojo de Tigre Jr. & Golden Magic. Ojo de Tigre ended up outside, Fresero Jr. posted him, and Golden Magic covered for the win – but the commission restarted the match. Golden Magic still won it, with a Michinoku Driver & 450 splash.
Golden Magic seems on the way up in IWRG.
AAA tapes tonight in Naucalpan. I don’t have anything to say new about it, but it still looks pretty interesting. I haven’t heard a new hint of who the mystery guy might be.
Ayumi’s title shot is clarified: it is happening in Japan, not during this week long visit, and not until September.
SuperLuchas quotes it’s own magazine interview with Dorian Roldan, who respectfully believes Panico & Feliciano are are and were completely unaware of the guys in TNA when they brought them in previously. I would argue that many members of AAA’s broadcast team have been equally unaware of who these guys were when they were brought into AAA in previous years (this time is going much better), but the general point is pretty easily to agree upon: CMLL appears unaware and uncaring about anything going on outside the promotion. Their world seems to end at the entrances to Arena Mexico (plus whatever NJPW the Ras de Lona guys can fish off YouTube), and if they can close those doors to you, they can cut you off from their world. This is not a correct assumption.
Record talks to Rush about the big Heavyweight title match with Ultimo Guerrero on Sunday. As always, Rush fears nothing (not even fear itself), will prove he’s not just a pretty boy, and plans on silencing critics with a great performance. I don’t know a lot, but I do know Rush is not going to be wrestling in silence in Arena Mexico; there is no doubt he’s going to be booed out of the building with the crowd solidly behind Ultimo Guerrero. That’s just the way of things.
In any other week, Rush vs Ultimo Guerrero would be the most interesting match going. It’s still a bit insane days before TripleMania and Juicio Final. It’s unclear exactly how much power Ultimo Guerrero has in what’s going on now a days in CMLL (though the whispers are saying “a lot”), but I’m totally okay with an active wrestler booking a promotion if the promotion is still interesting. Forjando un Idolo has been interesting, Averno vs La Mascara has been really good, Guerrero Maya is wrestling eight times a week, there’s a lot to like here. I’m even willing to overlook people booking things around making themselves look good if the result is still entertaining; it’s amusing that the winner of the Gran Alternativa and Forjando un Idolo have both been partners of Ultimo Guerrero, but those matches were good and they were fine choices. (Dusty Rhodes had a lot of good ideas!) However, beating Rush – who’s never lost a three falls singles match – in something that has barely been built up would cross the city line over to crazy town. The problem is, if Rush wins the heavyweight title, the fans are going to find a way to turn on him even more, quite possibly to a point of no return. (I’m not sure what Rush could do to get those fans back on his side, except maybe surviving a blood bath, and CMLL’s not doing that.) Some promotions would do a draw here, but CMLL hasn’t done one in a main event in a long time and the fans wouldn’t react well to that either. This could be a fun match, but it seems likely CMLL will likely be worse off of it.
Mi Lucha Libre talks to Argos just after his AAA debut. According to this week’s Observer, Sin Cara was actually in Arena Neza for the AAA TV taping to watch his brother’s debut. He had wanted to appear before the crowd to endorse Argos and Argenis, but WWE of course wouldn’t allow that. It was really nice of CMLL to pay Argos to try out his new mask (he had this new style in his last CMLL TV match) and work on a some new spots for his AAA debut.
LuchaWorld has Alfredo’s Weekly Ramblings focusing on AAA.
- Mi Lucha Libre visits Avisman’s lucha libre class. I didn’t know he had a class!
- Canoe has a positive review for Marco Corleone’s Highspots shoot DVD.
- Mima Shimoda talks about living in Mexico.
- SuperLuchas looks back at Averno’s last mask match in Arena Mexico, before he was Averno.
- Monster Clown is thrilled the Psycho Circus ruined the Perros del Mal anniversary show.
- Psycho Clown is #3 in the Record rankings.
CMLL Signo (SUN) 06/12/2011 Arena Zapata
1) Furia Americana & Tarkus vs Black Crazy & Mashan
2) Coco Amarillo, Coco Blanco, Cocolores vs Ciber Black, Dr. Nelson, Nemesis
3) Kato Kung Lee, Sagrado, Starman vs Comando Negro, Hijo del Signo, Pólvora
4) La Máscara & Máximo vs Averno & Mephisto
Card is not that noteworthy, but it appears to be an El Signo promoted show and it’s got space on CMLL.com’s news page.
CMLL (TUE) 06/14/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Höruz & Robin vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Shockercito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Fuego vs Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Black Warrior, Sangre Azteca, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Héctor Garza, Olímpico
5) La Sombra vs Rey Bucanero, Blue Panther, Atlantis, Máximo, Felino, Sagrado, Texano [NWA LH, cibernetico, semifinal]
No Mephisto, there goes that theory. I’d guess Texano as the favorite.
taped 2011-04-12 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Delta, Gallo, Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Virus: an ordinary match with below the ordinary level of execution. Delta worked hard to earn Gen2011 membership in this match. (That’s a not a good thing.)
Máximo & Rush vs Héctor Garza & Volador Jr.: exactly what I thought/feared it would be.