attendance guesses, other things I write about on a slow days

Prometo Lucha Libre writes about how this weekend was a strong one for Mexican lucha libre. Amongst the usual amusing spin, he has a good point.

Last year, TripleMania and Sin Salida drew 29,000 against each other. We do not have final attendance numbers, but they should be around the same number, maybe leaning a bit higher.

Last year’s CMLL show drew 14,000 with a lesser match on top (Taichi vs Maximo), but a lot of help from Rayo and the Dinamitas in the semimain and new rudo Volador facing off against Mistico for the first time in a while in a relevos increidble trios. This year’s show, which was a day before TripleMania but nothing besides a main event where the finish was out ahead of time, is estimated to have drawn the same number. That speaks well CMLL handled Mascara vs Averno feud.

I don’t have a number estimate for TripleMania, but it did seem like close to last year. AAA pushed the TNA feud strongly, but nothing on this show was (or could be) as historically significant as LA Park vs La Parka for the name. That was a layup, this card was more work, but work that paid off if the attendance is where we figure it is.

CMLL in Japan
NJPW 06/21/11: Hiroshi Tanahashi, KUSHIDA (O), Mascara Dorada b Brian Kendrick, Jado, Gedo (X) [J SPORTS CROWN, eightfinal]

Tanahashi/Kushida/Dorada have Bernard/Anderson/Liger in the quarters tomorrow. Since Bernard is getting the shot at Tanahashi next, and Kendrick attacked KUSHIDA after the match, I don’t like Team Dorada’s odds. Maybe he can steal a win from Liger. In the post match press conference, Dorada threw out challenges to both Devitt and Ibushi. Dare to dream.

Other news

Todoendvd2 has posted LA Park vs Mesias in five parts. RVD vs Dr. Wagner is on another channel.

LLF announced they’d be presenting two matches at the Lucha Libre Expo.

Luchas2000 #575 has Averno unmasked.

Robert has music videos of AAA 06/18/95 TripleMania III (B), TripleMania X and last year’s Heroes Inmortales

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Links

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 06/26/2011 Arena Coliseo
1) Semental & Zayco vs Bengala & Freesbe
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Pequeño Halcón vs Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
3) Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa, Sensei vs Euforia, Inquisidor, Loco Max
4) Héctor Garza, Histeria, Psicosis vs Ephesto, Shigeo Okumura, Shinsuke Nakamura
5) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, La Máscara vs Averno, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.

That’s probably Nakamura’s last match. The tercera is about as random as you get. Maybe Dragon Lee  & Sensei can teach Rey Cometa some lucha libre karate. Mercurio’s back for the first time since early March.

CMLL (SUN) 06/26/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Hierro vs Ángel del Mal & In Memoriam
2) Apocalipsis & Mortiz vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Ángel Azteca, Guerrero Maya Jr., Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Ráfaga, Skándalo
4) Metal Blanco vs Tiger Kid [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Toscano vs Naito, Terrible, Texano

I guess it’s nice Naito & Doble T can move on from their previous issues?

Metal Blanco is going for defense #3.

CMLL (FRI) 07/15/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Dalys la Caribeña & Luna Mágica vs La Comandante & Princesa Blanca
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
3) Fuego, Sangre Azteca, Stuka Jr. vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
4) Máximo, Rush, Toscano vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. vs El Alebrije, Mr. Águila, Psicosis

CMLL was promoting this card strongly on TV. A full DF card in GDL usually means someone else is running in the area that night.

06/18 – 19 lucha videos

WWC 06/18 & WWC 06/19

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2011-06-18
taped 2011-06-12 @ Arena Mexico
1) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Shinsuke Nakamura, Volador Jr.
2) Último Guerrero vs Rush for the CMLL World Heavyweight Championship

CMLL on Televisa: 2011-06-18 – ONLY HOUR TWO
taped 2011-06-10 @ Arena Mexico
1) Stuka Jr. vs Virus in a lightning match
2) Máximo, Toscano, Valiente vs Ephesto, Felino, Mr. Niebla
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush vs Averno, Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura

CMLL on Teleformula: 2011-06-19 (radioformula)
taped 2011-05-31 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
2) Metro vs Rey Escorpion
3) La Sombra, Strong Man, Toscano vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Shinsuke Nakamura

Arena Coliseo Monterrey: 2011-06-19
taped 2011-06-14 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Hijo del Ninja vs Pee Wee, Babe Fox, Vudu, Black Spider, Dralion, Pedro Navajas, Extreme Dragon, Sky, Rey Demonio [Rey del Aire]

AAA – did not air in the US.
LATV – was a rerun.

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Via WarriorsX2000 (who says TripleMania will be up in a week.)

Tercera Caida: 2011-06-08

El Hijo del Santo: 2011-06-08 and 2011-06-15

AAA on Televisa: 2011-06-11
taped 2011-06-04 @ Arena Neza
1) Aerostar, Argos, Laredo Kid vs Decnnis, Súper Fly, X-Fly
2) Electroshock, Joe Lider, Nicho el Millionario vs Chessman, Silver King, Último Gladiador
3) Drago, La Parka, Ozz vs Billy el Malo, Charly Manson, Escoria
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, Extreme Tiger vs Damián 666, Halloween, LA Park

IWRG TV: 2011-06-12
taped 2011-06-07 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Pikachu & Volaris vs Guerrero 2000 & Muerte Infernal
2) Dance Boy, Sky Angel, Tonatiuh vs Flama Infernal, Monster Blue, Serpiente Dorada
3) Hijo de Clímax, Rolling Boy, Saruman vs Dark Devil, Halcon 2000, Keshin Black
4) Golden Magic vs Ojo de Tigre Jr., Wotam, Centurión, Dragon Fly, Vaquero Rocanrolero, Impulso, Tritón, Extreme Boy, Alan Extreme, Oscuro, Eterno, Kamus, Fresero Jr., Demoledor Azteca, Dinamic Black

CMLL Puebla: 2011-06-13
taped 2011-06-06 @ Arena Puebla
1) Enrique Vera Jr., Lestat, Super Halcon Jr. vs Espiritu Maligno, Inquisidor, Mortiz
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Ángel de Plata, Pegasso vs Hooligan, Loco Max, Nitro
3) Black Warrior, Metro, Sangre Azteca vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
4) Máximo, Rush, Toscano vs Héctor Garza, Shinsuke Nakamura, Volador Jr.