I’m not sure what to make of this one.
SuperLuchas, quoting an AAA press release, says Mesias was kidnapped Sunday. According to that, Mesias was at the Mexico City International airport, connecting from Cancun (where he worked Saturday) to Monterrey (where he was to headline with LA Park in Arena Solidaridad.) Mesias stepped outside for a smoke, a truck or car pulled up, and people from the vehicle grabbed Mesias and took him away. Mesias’ wife says he was “beaten, assaulted, and released badly hurt.” The day he was released is not specified, but it seems like it wasn’t until late Monday night.
However, I’ve also seen reporters from MedioTiempo and the Gladiatores mention they’ve talked to AAA PR, and AAA PR is claiming to have sent out NO press release.
Mesias definitely did not make it to the show in Monterrey. There was a previous news report of Mesias missing the Arena Solidardad show. The promoter, who had to issue refunds, said he was told Mesias was missing and they only found his luggage at the airport, but he did not know why Mesias was missing. There’s an angry thread about Mesias not appearing at Lo Mejor de La Lucha, with one guy particularly angry about the no-show (and bumping random threads about Mesias to the top of the forum.)
On Box Y Lucha, a poster says his brother works at the DF airport, there was no report of kidnapping, and it’s a highly patroled place where kidnapping would be difficult. I know in the US, the last place you’d try something like that is right in front of an airport.
It is possible the Arena Solidardad promoter made up this story to cover up the no-show (it’s pretty random since n0 shows happen all of the time, but the main event was LA Park vs Mesias in a singles match so he could’ve felt like he needed something), but it wouldn’t explain why his wife is quoted there. Unless that was fabricated too.
I originally believed this story, but now I’m leaning towards it being a weird fabrication or even an angle. It’s weird AAA has said they haven’t issued a press release, but haven’t just shot it down.
Missed this yesterday, but Ricky Marvin partner in the NOAH Junior Heavyweight tournament (in the second half of July) is Rocky Marvin. You may know Rocky Marvin better as the AAA’s current Mini Histeria (allegedly!!!). If I was in charge, I’d have him work as Mini Histeria, but this is why I shouldn’t be in charge of anything.
Mi Lucha Libre points to video of AAA’s TV show, since it aired on the wrong day in Mexico. Interesting, since they’re at least a quasi-AAA site (in the same way CMLL Gaceta is with that promotion.) You know, AAA could do this every week if they wanted. Would save me work.
Weird angle from IWRG’s Sunday show: El Pollo Asesino dressed up as Golden Magic. Magic was annoyed, but Pollo claimed Golden Magic wasn’t dressing (and eating and training) like a true luchador, so Pollo was going to show him how to do it. They’re setting up a mask/hair match there; Pollo’s setting up an epic year in apuestas.
There is no apparent explanation for why Pantera was allowed to wear his mask all match long. There are Silver King rules and there are rules for everyone else, I guess.
Rob has highlights from 11/18/10 AAA.
- The Gladiatores talk to AULL champs Traumas, Veneno, and Super Crazy
- Mi Lucha Libre looks back at TripleMania II, III, IV, V
CMLL (SUN) 06/19/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Leono & Metálico vs Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Dalys la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica vs Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
3) Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Virus
4) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Toscano vs Ephesto, Héctor Garza, Psicosis
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Strong Man vs Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr., Shinsuke Nakamura
Fathers can take pictures with their favorite luchadora (or edecan, one would figure.) This is not the most interesting card, but they’re pushing as a chance to see Mascara or Averno unmasked for the first time.
indy (SAT) 07/02/2011 Arena Lopez Mateos
***Ajuste de Cuentas***
1) Pequeno Cobra vs Vanelly, Jhonky, Arana de Plata, Yuki Star
2) Chica Tormenta vs Shitara, La Vaquerita, ?, ??
3) Ciclope & Eterno vs Dark Dragon & Fenix (AAA) and Black Fire & Kaleth
4) Atomic Boy vs Flamita [DTU Alto Rendimiento]
5) Argos vs Daga, Samuray del Sol [chairs]
6) Pesadilla vs Último Gladiador, Drastik Boy, Aero Boy
7) Decnnis, Tito Santana II, Violento Jack vs Dement Extreme, Hormiga, Paranoiko [lamps]
8) Joe Lider vs Super Mega [DTU, Ladder]
Violento Jack produced card = Violento Jack back in the semimain. Noticeable, no Zumbi or Sick Boy.
DTU must love when people jump to AAA -> new people to book in multiman matches!
DTU is also running a charity show in a couple of weekends.