07/30-31 lucha times

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52MX: Shocker’s return to Arena Coliseo, and Garza’s fall out with the Invasors.

LATV: should be the 07/05 C3 taping, with more Fuego vs Dr. X and Garza/Niebla/Casas vs Angel de Oro/Rush/Toscano

TF: They should be onto the June 28 taping, which included a seminmain match of Delta/Gallo/Magnus vs Polvora/Okumura/Yoshiashi. That’s an amazing match. Who’s the best wrestler in that match? I am tempted to say Polvora.

CMLL-GALA: listed as 105 minutes in Mexico and 120 in the US. I think I know how they’ll fill those 15 minutes! Palacio Negro vs Cancerbero and the Averno/Mascara trios should end up here, plus perhaps the minis.


AAA: again, only an hour. It’s the lame duck show so it doesn’t hurt as much, but the build to Verano de Escandalo has come across weakly on TV. Probably Psychos vs Bizarros and Wagner/Electro/Metal vs Maniacos

FOX: Women’s trios seems stuck on here, and Atlantis/UG/Garza vs Niebla/Naito/Negro makes as much sense as anything.

C3: Apparently Naito’s last match for the time being. TRT vs Invasors, Fuego vs Dr. X

Mega6: swing match is the return of Zeuxis…vs Lluvia and Goya. I dunno. Gen11 in the semimain, Pesta Negra in the main event.

Puebla: Averno vs Mascara, Yoshihashi vs Rush

ACM: Maybe the Chicanas trios from last week?

Perros: ???

IWRG: I believe they were airing either the Sunday show or the Expo show here, but I’m not 100% sure.

Puebla, AAA/NOAH, Toscano

Bonus: this past week’s CMLL show (thanks Dan!): pick from WMV, MP4 or AVI.

CMLL (MON) 07/25/2011 Arena Puebla [Cinco Radio, Porra Fresa]
1) Black Tiger & Black Tiger Jr. b Akron & Sauron
Tigers took 2/3. Black Tiger Jr. looked improved over his last match here in November.
2) Artillero, Espiritu Maligno, Súper Comando b Soberano Jr., Stigma, Super Halcon Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Ángel de Plata, Palacio Negro, Sangre Azteca b Arkángel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, Raziel
Tecs took 1/3. Palacio Negro looked good.
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Valiente DQ Naito, Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
Yoshihashi fouled Rush for the straight fall loss. They agreed to a hair match.
5) La Máscara, Shocker, Super Porky b Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3. Mascara challenged Averno to a mask vs hair match and Averno actually accepted – only if the match was not in front of “these goddamn people”. Averno is mean.

Rush talks about his chances in Leyenda de Plata & his feud with Yoshihashi (“gran rival” – riiight.)

1) Shuhei Taniguchi & Mohammed Yone [O] b Ricky Marvin & Rocky Marvin [X]
5) [JR TAG] Aero Star [O] & Jack Evans b Kenou & Kenbia [X]

Team AAA finishes 2-2, among 2 other teams with that record. Only the top teams go to the playoffs, so it’s team NOAH vs team NOAH in the final. One more match on Saturday for these guys, and then they head home.

Other News

This week’s WON speculates Hector Garza’s tecnico turn is related to Toscano’s disappearing act. There’s been no sign of Toscano in CMLL rings since 07/11, with a week’s worth of booking he just didn’t appear for. Toscano appeared to be in talks with AAA just before TripleMania, when AAA was confident enough that they had him to schedule his debut on the last Arena Naucalpan taping. Toscano changed his mind then, but possibly may have changed his mind again. Garza turning tecnico would put him in the pretty boy tecnico spot instead. This situation may explain the Intocable rumors La Catedral mentioned a little while back; he’d could’ve also been used in Toscano’s spot on the tecnico side, and might still be used as a replacement for Garza in the Invas0rs.

Black Terry Jr. posted part 1 and part 2 of the IWRG/Villanos cibernetico.

Rob is looking for a date for this match.

IWL’s next iPPV is this weekend (in what looks to be a 2 iPPV weekend for Necro Butcher), and Super Crazy hypes his match with Craig Classic.

Lucha Pop is teasing Sexi Star vs LuFisto and posted a La Vaquerita promo.