CMLL preview, Averno, Park/Mesias, Rafa el Maya

Averno’s “I’m Not Leaving” tour made stops with MedioTiempo yesterday. I genuinely like Apollo Valdez asked the question, got the answer Averno has been telling everyone, and then moved onto talking about the actual mask match. Averno’s got nothing new to say about WWE (and has his story down pretty well), the match with La Mascara is more interesting at this point. In that MT interview, Averno says Mascara rushed into challenging for a mask match; all his other (unnamed) rivals refused to pick a date for a mask match, but La Mascara did and now he’s caught. Averno promises to his fans that this will NOT be a hold versus hold battle, vowing to break any rules he needs to get the win. Averno also calls La Mascara ugly again.

LA Park says the people are wrong to support Mesias. Mesias is not Mexican, and LA Park is the best luchador in Mexico, which everyone knows and everyone in wrestling agrees on. LA Park promises to shave Mesias on June 18, and a picture of bald Mesias will be on the cover of newspapers throughout Mexico on June 18. LA Park respects Mesias as a great fighter, but will win and be the idol of the people.

Mesias says the only way LA Park will beat him is if Park kills him in the ring. That will make the post match head shaving a bit morbid, so I’m not sure LA Park wins that way. Mesias says his match with Dr. Wagner two years ago was really good, but this year’s match is something people will still be talking about 30 years from now, and this show will mark a milestone in the history of wrestling. This is amazing hype, but I want to believe. Mesias also talks about TNA, since he’s been there. He points out TNA can’t really hate Mexico all that much if they’re coming here to fight the top people in the Mexican promotion. Mesias also plans on giving scouting tips to Jack & Tiger, based on his own feud with Abyss.

Rafa el Maya looks in good spirits. He’s still in the hospital and the recovery from his his heart incident will take a long time (and may possibly result in him ending his career), but he seems to have a positive attitude about the whole thing. The doctors are still checking out the situation and he may undergo surgery again.

Stuka Jr. wants a shot at the CMLL Super Light Championship. If he really wanted a shot, maybe he should’ve been one of the 16 men in the tournament that just happened! (My theory: he did not submit the proper paper work in time because he was too busy racking up kills in Aces Over Europe.) Anyway, this comes up because Stuka happens to facing Virus in tonight’s lightning match, so that’s one match for today’s Arena Mexico that has a story going into it.

Main event does too, one last trios match with Averno & La Mascara before their big hair match. Averno teams up with Mephisto & Nakamura, Mascara goes with Sombra & Rush. The two Forjando un Idolo matches have the Averno/Shocker group (1-0) versus the Blue Panther group (0-1) and the Negro Casas group (0-1) vs the Ultimo Guerrero group (1-0). 2-0 teams will surely make the final, 0-2 teams are done.

The Head Hunters will appear on the June 18th Lucha Libre USA taping. “Television cameras will be on hand to film this live event to top off the Second Season” sounds like it’s the season finale.



CMLL (TUE) 06/14/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo vs Virgo
2) Camaleón & Trueno vs Ángel del Mal & Malefico
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hombre Bala, Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Ráfaga, Skándalo
4) Lluvia vs Amapola [CMLL WOMEN]
5) La Máscara & Rush vs Mr. Águila & Volador Jr.

I actually want to see that title match.

Guerrero Maya has been so busy in Mexico City, this is his first visit to GDL in 2 months.

06/09 AAA TV Results (Naucalpan)

AAA TV (THU) 06/09/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, Mi Lucha Libre (1), Mi Lucha Libre (2), Mi Lucha Libre (3), Mi Lucha Libre (4), Mi Lucha Libre (5, 6), SuperLuchas, WagnerMania]
1) Cinthia Moreno, Octagoncito, Pimpinela Escarlata b La Hechicera, Mini Histeria, Yuriko
Pimpi pinned Hechicera with a casita.
2) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Eterno b Chris Stone, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana
Team IWRG wins! Eterno upset Chris Stone, using the Cerebrina (an Alejandrina driver, which Guerrero Maya Jr. has also been using lately.) Estrellas says this was the best match of the night.
3) Dark Dragon, Súper Fly, Último Gladiador b Aerostar, Laredo Kid, Sugi San
Super Fly pinned Laredo Kid. Aerostar filled in for Argos.
4) Argos & El Elegido b Alan Stone & Decnnis
Argos filled in for the mystery man. Apparently, he was an a CMLL guy who reconsidered jumping sometime in the last few days. Estrellas says this was the worst match of the night. Elegido & Argos picked up the win, La Milicia ran in, and Pimpi, Laredo, Aero and Sugi ran them off. Guapito appeared – it seems likes we’ve missed a skit here, because he talked about being put in charge by Konnan (to run off the AAA tecnicos) and Super Fly agreed to support this new war. It looks like this could’ve set up a 6v6 match, but I’m not sure if it’s happening or happening at TripleMania.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Cuervo, Espíritu, Ozz [AAA TRIOS, semifinal]
Murder top rope splashed Espiritu to advance. Crowd liked this match.
6) Damian 666, Halloween, Perro Aguayo Jr. b Cibernetico, Charly Manson, Escoria [AAA TRIOS, semifinal]
Halloween replaced Bestia 666. X-Fly interfered in the match freely, and he and Charly appeared to remember they feuded last year. No explanation of why the teams changed, but that sets up precedent for down the road. Dark Family got involved late, as did Bestia. Espiritu’s distraction of Escoria sett up a Halloween’s spear. Perro added a chair assisted double stomp to pick up the win. Psycho Circus attacked the Perros, and all four teams brawled to close out the show.

2011 AAA TV Chart
Projected Air Date (#994, #995)
Mexico: 06/19, 06/26
US: 07/03, 07/10

Really active show for the ‘lame duck’ taping. These matches won’t air until the day after TripleMania despite playing into them, but I think everything that happened can easily be explained to those who didn’t see it (and Psychos vs Perros is a not a new feud that needs to be explained.)

The final TripleMania lineup, via Tercera Caida

AAA TV (SAT) 06/18/2011 Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City
1) Cinthia Moreno, Fabi Apache, Lolita, Mari Apache vs Angelina Love, Mickie James, Sexy Star, Velvet Sky
2) Chessman, Silver Kain, Último Gladiador vs Heavy Metal, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario [TLC]
3) Billy el Malo, Charly Manson, Cibernético, Escoria vs Drago, La Parka, Octagón, Ozz
4) Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans vs Abyss & Mr. Anderson [AAA TAG]
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween [AAA TRIOS, final]
6) Zorro vs Jeff Jarrett [AAA HEAVY]
7) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Rob Van Dam [AAA LA]
8) LA Park vs El Mesías [hair, mask]

Octagon gets on the card after all, with Cuervo & Espiritu off it. I could see them making appearances with that match, but it’ll more interesting to see if Nygma, Amadeus and Taboo appear with the Bizarros, or if some of them no longer exist.

Not sure if that’s the final card order, but it’s interesting the title match is third from the top. Park & Mesias has to be the main event, but I have more faith in Wagner/RVD delivering than Zorro/Jarrett. And it’s not because of Jarrett – as best as I can tell, Zorro hasn’t wrestled since April 18 in Arena Cuatro Caminos in Nuevo Laredo. Two months off is not good for anyone, much less someone who was having bad singles matches. Keep your expectations very reasonable for that one.

The midcard stuff from Naucalpan was just an explanation of the new status quo and/or setting a match up for down the line.