Stuka Jr., Titán, Triton vs Euforia, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura: Really fun match. It probably won’t make my great/excellent roundup because it’s just so short, but it had a high enjoyable per minute rate (if such thing existed.) Actually no problem with it being a three fall match in such short time, because they had some really neat finishes and a lot of different parts could’ve been the gif. The action was good, with Triton looking pretty spectacular all the way. What makes this stand out for me is the unusually intricate layout of the match – people fighting to get pins and breaking them up, teased comeback spots with the rudos shutting the técnicos down repeatedly until they finally got it, teammates setting each other up. It had a very Big Match feel that’s unusual for this spot in the card.
Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto: fun match. Just like last week, Reyes del Atlantida won the final portion without much trouble, and I’m starting to wonder if that’s a plot point. The wins definitely are; there seems to be a bigger emphasis on wins and losses in the last month (at least in the top and Friday matches.) This one felt more focused on Atlantis & Delta (who could use better aim), which might mean someone had an idea where they were going next week.
CMLL (TUE) 02/07/2012Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Enrique Vera Jr. & Starman b Apocalipsis & Ramstein
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela b La Seductora, Tiffany, Zeuxis Tiffany is back from a four week injury. Tecnicas took 1/3. Marcela submitted Zeuxis to the tapatia, while the others had the star on.
3) Fuego, Metro, Sangre Azteca b Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura Tecnicos took 1/3. Namajague was introduced to Metro’s German suplex.
4) Virus DQ Loco Max Virus took the last two, the final fall via Loco Max foul. Nothing seems settled here.
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Super Porky DQ Kraneo, Olímpico, Psicosis Maximo faked a foul from Olimpico, drawing a straight fall win.
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Rush b Pólvora, Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero Atlantida on Ultimo Guerrero
I saw a Japanese blog wondering if our new friend Namajague might be Dick Togo. The backstory they gave does put the character closer to Togo’s age than a NJPW trainee’s (though maybe we shouldn’t be taking CMLL stories that seriously.) Dick Togo was scheduled to be in Arena Aficion on Tuesday, not sure if he was there.
CMLL’s announced Ayumi’s return date is February 29th. That’s a Wednesday, so her first match will probably be on the Dos Leyendas March 2nd show. That hints there won’t be an Amapola/Estrellita hair match (which Estrellita is asking for), because it’s unlikely they’d have two women’s matches on a show. Prince Devitt is still listed as coming in “March”, exact date to be announced.
XMW held a press conference to promote their 02/19 show at Arena Aragon. It’s one of a weekend’s worth of shows Necro Butcher is working in Mexico. (Dick Togo was announced as not working the show because he’ll be in Guatemala; El Boricua will take his place.) February 19th is the same day as the X-Project shows, and the quotes from the press conference are mostly aimed at explaining why their show is better – cheaper tickets, women who turned down working the X-Project shows, and Perros del Mal wrestlers (X-Fly and only X-Fly.)
LyC (SUN) 02/12/2012Arena Coliseo Monterrey
3) Demencia, Dranser, Scravos vs Galactar, Vasco Jr., Veneno Extremo
4) Silencio vs Genocida
5) Ángel Dorado, Laredo Kid, Máscara Púrpura vs Golden Boy, Rey Demonio Jr., Rico Rodriguez
Laredo Kid! Possibly On TV! Good for him.
CMLL (MON) 02/13/2012Arena Puebla
1) Centella de Oro, Milenium, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Centauro de Fuego, Fuerza Chicana, Policeman
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrella Mágica, Marcela vs Amapola, La Seductora, Princesa Blanca
3) Diamante, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) La Sombra vs Negro Casas [NWA WELTER]
This is the first singles match Sombra and Negro Casas have had.
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-02-04
taped 2012-01-31 @ Arena Mexico
1) Bam Bam, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico http://www.sendspace.com/file/1uace0
2) Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel, Virus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Nitro, Skándaloin a cibernetico match