Lucha POP, Demus vs the World, CIMA, Sin Cara

(photo by Black Terry Jr.)

IWL (SUN) 08/14/2011 Auditorio Municipal de Tetela de Ocampo [SL428]
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5) Máscara Sagrada, Super Crazy, Super Muñeco DQ ATM, Pirata Morgan, Scorpio Jr.
ATM, a masked fellow in a super hero space man outfit, was the surprise luchador on the rudo side. Rudos were DQed when Fantasma de la Opera ran in and Super Muneco when the tecnicos were about to win.
6) Fantasma de la Ópera L Sepulturero I and Zumbido and Peligro and Fishman Jr. andKonami and Kung Fu Jr. and Daga and Zumbi and Tony Rivera [cage, hair]
Cerebro Negro (just his hair) and Pesdailla were replaced by Konami and Sepulturero. Tony Rivera took Fantasma de la Opera’s hair when Super Muneco threw a beer in Fantasma’s face.

Also from SuperLuchas: Canelo Casas took Mascara Negra’s mask. Mascara Negra is Ignacio Martinez, 32 years old.

Lucha POP (SAT) 08/27/2011 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)MT (4,6)MT (all others)]
1) Ángel de la Noche b Destello
2) Shitara & Terremoto Negro b Dashuri & Tribal and Ashley & Black Mamba
Dashuri replaced Lily Fighter. Teremoto Negro replaced.
3) Angelico b Gran Apache
Angelico won with a bit of a distraction from Trauma II.
4) Vanely b Chik TormentaYuki Star [#1 Contenders, POP FEMENIL]
Vanely got the win, then Chik Tormenta attacked both Yuki Star and Vanely until Black Mamba made the save.
5) Zumbi b Mr. Porto
Zumbi passed Ultimo Gladiador’s first challenge, though he put his feet on the ropes to do it. Rocky Santana objected on behalf of his fellow AULL member, which sets up a Santana/Potro vs Zumbi/Tribal tag match.
6) La Vaquerita b KeiraLolita [POP FEMENIL]
Lolita was eliminated first by the other two. Vaquerita took a chair shot while going for a dive. Lolita and Keira teased a fight, but ended up forming a partnership to beat up Vaquerita. If only they had thought of that before the match! Chik Tormenta sorta made the save, sorta attacked Vaquerita too. None of these people are getting the next title shot, but maybe there’s a tag match here.
7) Trauma I & Trauma II b Black Terry & Negro Navarro
Trauma II beat Navarro for the win. Money was thrown in the match. Angelico came out to challenge for a Angelico/Navarro vs Traumas match, and there was a Navarro/Apaches family challenge here as well.
8) Extreme Tiger b Fenix (AAA)Atomic BoySamurai del Sol
Instead of a tag match, this was a four way. Fenix & Atomic Boy teamed up, but got beat at the same time, and Tiger beat Samurai to win it.

Black Terry Jr. has already posted Angelico vs Gran Apache in two parts and Black Terry/Negro Navarro vs Los Traumas. I may need to figure out how to send $10 to Mexico.

Next LuchaPOP show is 10/08 in same building.

CMLL (SUN) 08/28/2011 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, La Catedral]
1) Höruz & Trueno b Artillero & Zayco
Tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Demus 3:16, Eléctrico, Mascarita Dorada DQ Astral, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior [Relevos Increíbles]
Demus did not get along with his partners, but also did not get along with his opponents. Team Warrior took 2/3, the last when Demus fouled Warrior. Warrior & Demus continued to fight after teh match, the others having to break them up. Electrico was hurt on a dive and stretchered out with a ligament strain. already says he will be out a few weeks.
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Sagrado b Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Loco Max
tecnicos took 1/3, the last after a triple dive.
4) Black Warrior, Super Porky, Valiente DQ Euforia, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
Tecnicos took 1, rudos 2, rudos had the third but lost it due to excessive violence on Valeinte. Might have fallen apart from the intended; Black Warrior was done earlier in the third fall due to knee injury.
5) Blue Panther, Rush, Toscano b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Rush replaced La Mascara. Rudos took 1/3. With his usual rival not around, Averno got away with a foul on Panther instead for the win.

Tanahashi, starting tomorrow, watched the last half of the show from the seats. That is great: someone in NJPW now knows Yoshihashi is still here.

Other News

IWRG stripped CIMA of their Welterweight Championship. The Dragon Gate wrestler had won it last June from Dr. Cerbero, who soon after talked about heading to Japan in October to get a rematch. That never happened, and whatever relationship existed between the two companies seems to have vanished.

If the whole situation was never mentioned, it’d be no different than many other big IWRG ideas that seemed to being talked about one day to not existing the next (let’s go with “Gringo Loco”, the Super X feud, all the previous new Oficials, and the create a wrestler contest as the first four I can think of), but actually stripping the title seems like there may be something more to it. IWRG haven’t stripped Gringo Loco’s title, and he doesn’t appear to be ever coming back. IWRG haven’t stripped Negro Casas or Amapola’s title despite also working for a company that’s not working with IWRG any more. (They haven’t stripped Mistico’s title either, but that one may yet work out!) All those titles being out might be part of the reason – only the new-ish lightweight title is on a regular IWRG wrestler – and so they may have needed another title for an idea that doesn’t involve someone being a Junior. And maybe there’s no real reason they picked CIMA instead of pulling back all of the missing ones. Feels like there is one, though.

By the way, the latest on Sin Cara is Hunico is the guy for the moment, but they (Vince) are not sold enough on him to just cut Mistico loose. Hunico needing three retakes this week may play a part in it, but there’s a concern Hunico may not be good enough to keep the character going. No one’s said this, but I’d guess Tuesday is going to decide this a great bit. Hunico is going to have a match with Alberto del Rio on a live show that WWE is very focused on. If he comes thru, that may be enough to give him the role full time. If he has another night like last Tuesday, that may doom him and put Mistico (or even someone else!) back in the role. I’d be surprised if WWE cut Mistico loose before the Mexico shows – just to try if they can prevent any backlash – but I think we’ll know which way they’re going really soon.

Also, this whole bit where people felt like Mistico had to be humbled and, by complete and total coincidence, he happened to fail a drug test and get suspended in a humbling manner, is quite some story. Amazing how things just happen to work out.

Pimpi says he’s a trailblazer for the exoticos and personally helped Polvo, Nygma and Pasion Cristal at points in their career, so they have no right to be jealous and attack him. Pencil this in for Heroes Inmortales.

Rob reviews 80s and early 90s luchas.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL in Japan

2) Leon b Lady Afrodita (11:48)
4) Seuxis b Sendai Sachiko [CMLL-REINA IJ WOMEN, sf] (9:24)
5) Mima Shimoda, La Comandante (O), Dama de Hierro b Yumiko Hotta, Aki Kanbayashi, Saya (X) (15:22)

Tournament match is here, and the main event is up in two parts.

The tournament is down to the expected Seuxis/Ray final, to take place on 09/10. When it sounded like Seuxis was just coming back for one show, I thought Ray would surely win, leading to her coming to Mexico for a rematch. (Not sure CMLL needs another ruda with a title belt too.) Now I’m unsure. I’m still kind of leaning towards Ray, because the Amapola/AYUMI match is a week later, the Japanese girls really need to win at least one of those, and Amapola is never losing that title.

If you ever thought I pay too much attention to this, check out the CMLL Noticias page. There’s not been much other news, I guess.



IWRG (THU) 09/01/2011 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro de Plata Jr. & Astro Rey Jr. vs Alan Extreme & Polifacético
2) Bugambilia del Norte, Diva Salvaje, Golden Magic vs Carta Brava, Comando Negro, Picudo Jr.
3) Angelico, Dinamic Black, Hijo del Pantera, Pantera vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, Dr. Cerebro, El Hijo del Diablo
4) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Ray Mendoza Jr., Trauma I vs El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo de LA Park, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.

Random trios main event of Juniors. This would be this Medico Asesino’s debut here.

Sunday’s show is the previously announced Dos Caras anniversary show.

AULL (SAT) 09/03/2011 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Karma, Tigre de Bronce, Tigre de Plata vs Dante, Picudo Jr., Radamantis
2) Ashley, Lily Fighter, Sexy Star vs Felina Metálica, Keira, Ludark Shaitan
3) Ronny el Italiano vs Ronny Ventura
4) Angelico, México Bronco, Yakuza vs Epitafio, Herejia, Scorpio Jr.
5) Chucho el Roto vs Iron Love [AULL LH]
6) Daga, Hysteria, Juventud Guerrera vs Super Crazy, Trauma I, Trauma II

Main event including a sometimes-CMLL guy vs a sometimes-AAA guys is interesting, especially when they both used to be Histiera in AAA. Unless maybe that’s Histeria III with Daga and Juvi, which would be interesting for the existence of Histeria III.

I would assume that means Chucho el Roto beat Terry 2000 tonight to win the title tonight.

CMLL (SUN) 09/04/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) ? vs ??
2) ? & ??? vs ?? & ????
3) Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr. vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
4) Dragon Lee, Gallo, Sagrado vs Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis, Yoshihashi
5) Ángel de Oro, Brazo de Plata, Valiente vs Histeria, Olímpico, Psicosis

Gallo going for revenge. Valiente in a main event!