announcement/reminder: I’m running a chat on Friday. 8:30 pm CT. We’ll probably end up talking about 12 other things things and then suddenly notice the cage match has finished. (food update: I may be cooking the steak that’s been in my fridge for the last two months. I’ve never cooked a steak. This could be the last chat ever, don’t miss it.)
CMLL (TUE) 09/27/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Kaiser Sports, Record]
1) Bengala & Trueno b Camorra & Zayco
2) Goya Kong, Marcela, Ray b Amapola, La Seductora, Mima Shimoda
3) Ángel de Plata, Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro b Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Raziel
4) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Toscano b Ephesto, Euforia, Vangelis
Tecnicos took 2/3. Toscano got Ephesto with a ‘rana for the win.
5) Atlantis, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara DQ Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
Straight fall win, with two straight DQs. Ultimo Guerrero pulled Atlantis’ mask in the first, Atlantis had Volador up in the Atlantida in the second, and Niebla broke that up by fouling Atlantis. Niebla took his mask too.
First match back for Trueno after a bad fall 11 days ago.
The Return Of Abismo Negro
AAA’s mystery taping yesterday afternoon Arena Lopez Mateos turned out to be episodes of a new show, El Regreso del Abismo Negro. This is a reality show where a bunch of young wrestlers will fight for the right to be new Abismo Negro. In a Luchas 2000 interview talking about the show, Gran Apache said there would be 25 wrestlers at first, then cut down to 12, then finally down to a winner sometime early next year, who would still have to earn the name from there. There were 12 candidates pictured on this show:
- Black Mamba (Monterrey luchador, in LuchaPOP of late)
- Relampago (the AAA one)
- Hijo del Pirata Morgan (the taller/thin one)
- Alas de Plata
- Argos (which is a bit of surprise)
- Black Fire
- Dark Dragon
- Ultimo Vampiro
- Garra de Aguila
AAA’s surely got a TV deal and a sponsor lined up, but neither is obvious from the pictures which have turned up. There were other main AAA wrestlers at this show, so it won’t just be the contenders wrestling. This appears a separate contest than the Quien para por Corona contest that’s going on.
If you check out the Facebook comments on AAA’s site (or the ones R de Rudo grabbed), the response to a new Abismo Negro is largely negative. That should be expected; a new version of a past character is not a new idea for AAA, but it doesn’t make it a popular one; LA Park has always been cheered more than La Parka, no matter what AAA tried to do. AAA made a mistake of proclaiming there would be no new Abismo Negro in the days after the original died, when this was the most likely outcome all along.
At last night’s SmackDown tapings, Hunico Sin Cara revealed a black outfit.
Hijo del Santo vs Santo Negro Octagon vs Pentagon BUSHI vs BLACK BUSHI Sin Cara vs Black Sin Cara will take place this Sunday. As mentioned before this feud really started, self vs clone feuds have never lasted past one match in WWE. Hunico was told he’d be going to Mexico next month, but WWE rushing the feud on this month’s PPV means it may be over by the next one (or sooner, depending on how that match goes), and they’d need a new opponent for Mistico Sin Cara. Averno may be getting a call soon, which makes things like that trios title feud in Puebla a little extra interesting.
I’m pretty sure there were AAA tweets/facebook comments saying the winner of a ladder match in Leon would get a guitar which they could cash in for a title shot at a later time. (A guitar!) They didn’t actually name the match, but I can find a message where they say Nanyzh Rock will be part of the match, so that would mean the Electroshock, Heavy Metal, Joe Lider vs Chessman, Silver King, Último Gladiador match. I would like to see Ultimo Gladiador or Chessman get a title shot. I bet they’re not. Anyway, my problem is the initial tweet revealing the title shot/guitar bit seems to have vanished. I may have hallucinated the whole thing, not sure.
Ayumi announced she’d be returning to CMLL for three weeks in early October.
Blue Panther says he hopes to not repeat his 2008 Anniversario loss (to Villano V) and is aiming for Negro Casas’ hair in the cage.
IWL announced they were bringing in Davey Richards in October. That would normally make sense for an iPPV, but all the Ring of Honor contracted guys are only allowed to appear on their iPPVs. It’s a definite appear to ROH type fans in Mexico, but I don’t know that enough of them exist (and come out to shows) to make that work.
- Mesias talks about his match with Sting.
- Audio interviews with Perro & Wagner
- The annual mass for Antonio Pena will be held next Wednesday.
- A look back at CMLL cage matches.
- Lola Gonzalez will be honored next month.
CMLL (TUE) 10/04/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Thunder Boy vs Esfinge
2) Metatrón & Virgo vs Ángel del Mal & Exterminador
3) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Höruz vs Infierno & Malefico
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Euforia, Pólvora
5) La Sombra, Rush, Shocker vs Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Psicosis
Semimain looks fun.
CMLL (FRI) 10/14/2011 Auditorio de Tijuana
1) Mr. Maldito & Platino vs Cinico & Viento
2) Mascarita Dorada & X-Torm vs Demus 3:16 & Zarco
3) Lady Lee & Lluvia vs La Diabólica & Princesa Sugheit
4) Ángel de Oro, El Hijo de Rey Misterio, Máximo vs Arandú, Casandro, TJ Boy
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Averno, Psicosis, Volador Jr.
Casandro vs Maximo should be interesting. Note Hijo de Rey Misterio’s presence. There’s an AAA show here the prior Friday, with Wagner defending the AAA Latin American title versus Park (so, DQ) and Misterio is not on that card so far.