top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Sin Cara is suspended and possibly leaving WWE, which may mean a return to Mexico (and Averno not leaving). As predicted two days ahead of time, he did an interview with Record that everyone immediatly wished had not occurred.
  2. Hijos del Avernos shockingly beat Generacion Dorada for the CMLL Trios (which was less shocking after the first story broke)
  3. The DF Lucha Libre Expo took place, drawing over 20K fans in 2 days. Atlantis & UG teased a breakup on the CMLL show, Perro Aguayo Jr. returned (again!) on his show, and no one seemed to stick around for the AAA show (not a taping this year.) Fans mostly liked the show, did not like the CMLL wrestlers charging for photos and autographs.
  4. AAA announced the Verano de Escandalo lineup, with (another) Perros vs Psychos cage match and Wagner vs Park vs Jarrett.
  5. Oficial 911 beat Multifacetico in a mask vs mask match
  6. Charly Manson is back in jail.

Other news

  • Polvora defeated Valiente for the Mexican Welterweight Title
  • Hector Garza appears to be turning tecnico
  • Shocker returned from injury
  • Dr. X and Fuego continue to feud, with other Tuareg members getting more involved.
  • Nicho, suspended, continues to wrestle quite a bit.
  • Fray Tormenta announced he was retiring from wrestling
  • Perros del Mal created a handful of random new titles, gave them to friends and family members.

Garza vs the rudos, Expo, Avernos vs Doradas

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (TUE) 07/26/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Record]
1) Camaleón & Robin b Apocalipsis & Camorra
Camaleon is looking like Drago these days.
2) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Dalys la Caribeña, Estrellita Mágica, Marcela
Rudas took 2/3.
3) Fuego, Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro b Arkángel de la Muerte, Dr. X, Loco Max
Tecnicos took 1/3. Fuego took out Dr. X with a dive while the other tecnicos beat the other rudos. Dr. X has a nice new t-shirt.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Mephisto, Naito b Delta, Super Porky, Valiente
Rudos took 1/3. Porky was wearing a full body superhero suit.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano b Héctor Garza, Psicosis, Volador Jr.
TRT won 1/3. Garza had problems with his teammates again, more with Volador than Psicosis.

I am more interested in the possibility of a refocused and re-energized Invasors faction with Volador taking over as leader than another Garza tecnico stint. (That’s probably not what’s happening here; hopeless optimism at work.) If this Garza turn takes, it’d be his fifth in the last decade.

Lucha Libre Expo

A poster on SuperLuchas says they saw La Parka (Jr.) being taunted by “pirata Parka!” chants so much that he ended his autograph session. Need video.

R de Rudo has thoughts and video on the expo (everyone’s done on CMLL for charging for autographs and AAA for not doing a TV taping this year), and interviews with Low Rider and Hija de Karonte.

ESPN Deportes has their own video and thoughts.

Segunda Caida reviews the Black Terry four way trios match.

Black Terry Jr. has video of the end of IWRG vs Villanos cibernetico. Ray Mendoza’s stomps look really good when you are obscured from seeing them make contact.

Other News

CMLL’s Twitter says Hijos del Averno and Generacion Dorada will meet again for the CMLL Trios titles on August 19 in Guadalajara, another one of the (monthly?) Friday night shows. They haven’t posted a full card on their website. I’d tell you what this means for Averno’s status, but my magic eight ball is broken.

This is a bit random: a french TVshow (360 Geo) did an episode on luchadora Lady Warrior. The full episode seems to be here, though I can’t get it to load. Region locked? There’s two extra clips: part 1 and part 2.

AAA says Nicho is totally suspended, but he’s just been working his previous scheduled dates. I don’t think they know what the word “suspended” means, but maybe they’ll also talk about the cruiserweight title deal two weeks after everyone stops paying attention to it.

In Guatemala, Ultimo Guerrero beat Negro Casas to keep FMLL’s Champion du Monde. Next big match here is on September 25, with local Voltron versus either Hector Garza or Shocker for a shot at UG.

El Pancracio talks to Estrellita and Sangre Azteca.

Rob has video of 02/02/10 Arena Mexico and Estrella Magica struggling a bit.

Lucha Libre in Japan

07/27 SEM (NOAH):
1) Jack Evans b Zack Sabre Jr.
2) Delirious b Aero Star

If I’m unscrambling this news right, REINA’s tournament for the new shared title with CMLL runs from August 14 to September 24 (with Zeuxis returning to Japan take part), and either the tournament or a title match ends up in October in Mexico.



CMLL (MON) 08/01/2011 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Stigma vs Espiritu Maligno, Fuerza Chicana, Siki Osama
2) Dark Angel, Estrellita, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
3) Sagrado, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
4) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Shocker vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Rush vs Yoshihashi [hair]

Finally. This may be the end of the road for Nobou. Or it may be a stunning upset leading him to stardom! One of the two.

This is Dark Angel’s first post-facial paralysis match in CMLL. The mask she’s been wearing makes her look a bit like a Lady Destructora.