CMLL (SUN) 01/08/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, La Catedral]
1) Bengala & Robin b Cholo & Zayco
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Apocalipsis, Hijo del Signo, Hooligan b Metálico, Molotov, Sensei
Rudos took 1/3. Hijo del Signo submitted Metalico for the win. Metalico argued with his teammates during the match.
3) Misterioso Jr., Vangelis, Virus b Dragon Lee, Fuego, Sangre Azteca
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Super Porky, Valiente b Kraneo, Morphosis, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 1/3. Kraneo (Alebrije) w/Mije (Cujie) and Morphosis (Histeria) lost in their debut. CMLL explained the new names to the crowd. They’ll only be using these identities in CMLL, and will continue on using their previous names on indy shows.
5) Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr. b Blue Panther, La Máscara, La Sombra
Rudos took 1/3, focusing on Mephisto beating Sombra. This sets up a Sombra title defense next week.
Sombra and Mephisto have met 3 times prior for CMLL’s NWA Welterweight Championship. Sombra is up 2-1, with the only loss being in the short return to Arena Coliseo Acapulco when they were moving titles around to get the right numbers for the Universal tournament (clearly the top priority.)
Toryumon Mexico (SUN) 01/08/2012 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Shiranami b Kansuke
2) Goya Kong & Lluvia b Dalis la Caribeña & La Comandante
Dalis worked as a ruda
3) Magnus b Tauro, Demus 3:16, Robin (CMLL), Acuma, Brazo de Platino, Rolling, Hanaoka [Copa Toyota]
sounds like Dragon Scramble rules. Magnus, who spend the last half of El Luchador thinking about turning rudo (before blowing it all off in a 3 minute conversation with Tony Salazar) has a new black outfit.
4) Angelico, Brazo de Plata, Hijo del Fantasma, Último Dragón b Dick Togo, Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Último Guerrero
Dick Togo may have been announced as Ninja Warrior, but was basically Dick Togo. Tecnicos took 2/3. Dragon pinned Trauma I with the Dragon Cutter.
Black Terry Jr. has photos from a sparsely attended show in DF on Saturday. Mostly indies names, but oddly included Angel de Oro (as a luchado surprise) and Texano Jr. in the main event.
Lucha Libre in Japan
01/08 AJPW: KENSO [O], Kaz Hayashi, Kai b Ozz, Cuervo, Black Bushi [X]
- Cronicas y Leyendas posted Canek vs Heddi Karaoui from the 2010 never completed IWL heavyweight title tournament.
- Porra Fresa looks back at Los Invasors in Puebla and the minis.
- DJ Spectro has bio data on Rayo Felino
- Fishman was honored, while Hijo de Fishman feuds with Kung Fu Jr.
- R de Rudo talked to Fuerza Guerrera
IWRG (THU) 01/12/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro de Plata & Astro Rey Jr. vs Pacto Negro & Rambo Jr.
2) Golden Magic, Oficial Rayan, Oficial Spartan vs Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Kortiz
3) Centurión & Negro Navarro vs Angelico & Dinamic Black and Carta Brava Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 Jr. and Tony Rivera & Tritón and Apolo Estrada Jr. & Eterno and Imposible & X-Fly and Alan Extreme & Black Terry and Saruman & Veneno [El Protector]
El Protector = IWRG Gran Alternativa. I’d guess Carta Brava, Eterno and Dinamic Black are favorites based on how they’ve recently done, but you may have a better guess than I.