Latin Lover, Centvrion moonsault accident, Dragon Rojo

(photo by Black Terry Jr.)

IWRG (THU) 01/26/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, the Gladiatores]
1) Kaving & Pacto Negro b Matrix Jr. & Volaris
2) Oficial Factor & Oficial Rayan b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
Oficial Factor debuted, replacing Oficial Spartan.
3) Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Kortiz b Golden Magic, Tony Rivera, Tritón
4) Negro Navarro, Saruman, Veneno b Carta Brava Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Carta Brava and Sauramn feuded. Saruman beat Carta and challenged for his lightweight title. Match should go next week.
5) Angelico, Centvrión, Toscano b Cien Caras Jr., Eterno, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
Toscano showed up! Estrellas del Ring recap refers to Eterno as “Rey de Facebook”. Rudos took the first. In the second, Centvrión attempted a moonsault over their corner post onto Eterno, but got no distance and landed chest first on the post. The match stopped, with everyone checking on him and taking him away. Tecnicos lost 3 on 2.

Today’s CMLL show is main evented by Marco trying to keep his winning streak, against a team including the returning Terrible. Blue Panther hopes Negro Casas finally signs for the hair match, not caring about the date. Los Guerreros, in hyping their feud with Reyes del Atlantida, mention that Dragon Rojo is doubtful to wrestle tonight. The leg injury that he’s been dealing with late got worse in Puebla and hasn’t gotten better yet.

Perros del Mal started to hype a mystery luchador appearing on their 02/14 show in Arena Aficion, with people in the know saying it was a former members of Perros del Mal who’s better know with feuding with them. That description could fit Shocker or Latin Lover. Perros del Mal have since started to specifically tease Latin Lover showing up. Latin Lover probably could generate some good attention and business for this group, but not in Arena Aficion. That building has been full the last couple of times Perros del Mal has visited for TV and there’s no reason to think it wouldn’t be again even without Latin. It’s only a 2000 seat building, which wouldn’t be a lot of room for Latin to make a difference. Latin coming in will greatly entertain some people, but it doesn’t seem to make any sense for this building – perhaps they’ll move it to a larger building.

An AAA press release hyping Daga’s official debut post-QPPC win (and apparently as Daga this time) mentions his opponents as Parka, Dark Dragon and Tito. No Escoria, so they did fix that oddness.

Rob has highlights of early October 1995 AAA.


  • Dragon Rojo playing American football. Wearing the kilt over his football pants is the best.
  • Rocky Santana and Coco Amarillo are feuding to set up a hair match.
  • GALLI is running on Friday and Saturday this weekend. I’m going to at least the Friday show.

01/28-29 lucha times


CMLL and AAA are back on opposite days in Mexico, CMLL on Saturday, AAA on Sunday. However, neither has been restored to their pre-NFL 2 hour time slot. They’ve just gone each.

CMLL is OFF Galavision in the US this week. They’re airing a tripleheader of soccer – but also an old Santo movie and various reruns. Guerreros del Ring should most likely be back on this week. If it’s not, CMLL’s gone from airing five hours of new CMLL in the US each week to zero over the last couple of months.

Ras de Lona doesn’t even appear to be on VivaSports this week. They canceled the show that was focused on the news of the promotion. (News is not serious.)

There’s also an hour of mystery lucha libre on AYM Sports this Saturday at 11 AM central (right after Sobre el Ring, which has been in reruns the last three weeks.) No telling if it’s new stuff.

52MX: if it’s back on, it’s back to Coliseo for a couple of grab bag matches.


Televisa: Fuego/Sagrado/Sangre vs Cancebreros + Guerreros vs Atlantida

FOX: Amapola/Estrellita lightning match and Peste Negra vs Panther. It makes sense to swap these two shows this week, since they’ll have to cut down the first trios to lightning match length anyway, but this what they’ve been doing of late.

C3: Pesta Negro vs Angel de Oro, Mascara, Super Porky, Invasors vs Fuego/Fantasma/Sangre, Cancerberos vs Tuareg

Mega6: Titan (Polvora) and Triton (Rafaga) in singles matches, plus TRT vs unbeatable Marco.

Puebla: Rudos vs Rudos, Invasors vs Atlantida

ACM: Nuevo Laredo vs Monterrey, pick a side.

PdM: Neza?

IWRG: the show that just happened an hour ago.