Tercia Sensacion win again, CMLL & PRI, Lucha Libre USA, Zatura

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (SUN) 02/12/2012 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, La Catedral]
1) Camaleón & Freesbe b Camorra & Cholo
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico b Aereo, Pequeño Halcón, Último Dragoncito
Rudos won 2/3.
3) Rey Cometa, Titán, Triton b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 2/3. Triton and Cometa did stereo 450s in the second fall.
4) Black Warrior, Hijo del Fantasma, Metro b Kraneo, Mr. Águila, Vangelis
Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
In a rematch, La Tercia Sensacion defeated the champs in the straight falls. Tecnicos again asked for a title match. Averno again refused to have in front of the Arena Coliseo people – but did accept if it would take place in Arena Mexico. The Sunday show just so happens to be in Arena Mexico next week, so that’s Marco, Maximo and Rush’s chance.

CMLL PRI (SUN) 02/12/2012 Comité Ejecutivo Nacional del PRI, Mexico City [Pitlane]
1) Emperador & Estreundo b Destroyer & Flecha
2) Astral & Eléctrico b Demus 3:16 & Mercurio
3) Estrellita & Marcela b Amapola & Dalis la Caribeña
Originally Amapola/Estrellita vs Marcela/Dalis. Dalis ended up as a ruda instead of Estrellita.
4) Máximo, Principe, Super Porky b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Atlantis, PRImero, Shocker b Negro Casas, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
PRImero, as in the political party and “first.”

15 tons of non-perishable items were collected for the Red Cross. CMLL and the luchadors put on this show for free. Daniel Aceves, son of Bobby Bonales as seen in Dos Leyendas promos this month, is the PRI official who happens to be behind these shows. Everything ties together nicely. This is said to be first in a number of benefit shows.

DTU/IWL full results to come tomorrow. It sounds like Super Crazy kept his XNL title and DTU won the main event (and had many more fans there.)

Lucha Libre USA announced 1 show for Nevada and two shows for California in March. I think I’ve confused them into one show previously.
03/23 – Reno, Nevada (Reno Events Center)
03/25 – Stockton, California (Stockton Arena)
03/30 – San Jose, California (HP Pavilion)

I wonder if everyone is just hanging out for 5 days in California? About the same price for all of these shows. No idea who’s actually on these cards, though the poster features the usual crew + Blue Demon and Hijo del Anibal (??)

There are a lot of luchadors that are big parts of IWRG for months and even years, and then disappear off the face of the earth. It’s just the way of the promotion. One of the missing luchadors who is asked after about is Zatura, a flyer who hasn’t been seen in the Naucalpan ring in two years. This week’s IWRG column in SuperLuchas explains what happened: Zatura was at the 2010 year end IWRG party, left to drive home, and his car flipped over on the ride home. He was out for eight hours, and suffered a broken cranium, collarbone and femur. He underwent multiple surgeries, including pins being inserted to fix things. After surviving that, Zatura now training to get back to the ring.

The full SuperLuchas #449 has interviews with all three Parkas to hype up X-Project. Read why LA Park thinks Raven is a racist! One of the rumor columns says Alex Koslov was spotted at the CMLL offices.

Segunda Caida has Eric on the missing CMLL on LATV episode and a new Seguna Caida podcast talking about what lucha they liked in January.

Phil and Dean talking about great matches reminds me: I’ve now have forgotten to do the great match round up on three straight Fridays. This is not working out well. Maybe I’ll do this bit tomorrow, but if someone else wants to do this bit better, please steal it from me.

Rob has highlights of 09/25/92 AAA, 09/28/94 AAA, and 06/21/11 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.



IWRG (THU) 02/16/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) ? vs ??
2) Aeroboy & Eragón vs Bizarro & Leroy
3) Black Boy, Dinamic Black, Freyser vs Gran Kalifa, Tóxico, Violento Jack
4) Oficial Factor, Oficial Rayan, Oficial Spartan vs Alan Extreme, Apolo Estrada Jr., Chico Che
5) Texano Jr., Toscano, Veneno vs Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan

Violento Jack and Aeroboy aren’t booked high here when they’re not part of a DTU storyline. Leroy was on last December’s FIL show as a Negro Navarro trainee. He’s been spotted in Coacalco and la Laguna, like Black Boy.

CMLL (FRI) 02/17/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Sensei & Tigre Blanco vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Sangre Azteca vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
4) Atlantis & Mr. Niebla vs Averno & La Máscara and Kraneo & Super Porky and Olímpico & Valiente and Máscara Dorada & Volador Jr. and Máximo & Mephisto and La Sombra & Mr. Águila andEuforia & Guerrero Maya Jr. [natl pi, semifinal]

The National Parajes Incriedble tournament returns for a third year. The big news is the disappearance of the regions versus aspect of this tournament. (It still is ‘national’ – no spot for Marco!) The lack of appropriate and available partners meant they’d sacrifice the tecnico/rudo aspect for the regional associations. They went the other way here, dumping the regional concept for strict rudo/tecnico teams. That means the two time winners, Atlantis & Mascara Dorada, can not go for a third; Atlantis is now a tecnico. Their new teams are the two strongest of this block. Averno & La Mascara would be right there with them if they weren’t so obviously going to self destruct. Sombra & Mr. Aguila have an outside chance.

As noted in the comments, this means the final will take place on 03/02. It depends on the star power of the final, but it’s probably the semimain. CMLL doesn’t want to go past two meaningful matches on a big show, so everything else for that card are random trios matches TBA.

IWRG (SUN) 02/19/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) ? vs ??
2) Astro de Plata & Astro Rey Jr. vs Pacto Negro & The Momy
3) Charly Madrid, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Violento Jack
4) Centvrión, Multifacético, Veneno vs Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Eterno
5) Angelico, Texano Jr., Toscano vs Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.

Texano and Toscano are working here a ton. They’re not on AAA spot shows yet (though probably after Rey de Reyes?) and Perros del Mal are running once every three weeks still, so they’re probably thrilled for any work they can get. It’s tough out there.

I know it’s a mummy character and a misspelling, but “The Momy” seems like it could have better possibilities.

02/10 AAA TV Results (Zumpango)

AAA TV (FRI) 02/10/2012 Gimnasio Municipal de Zumpango, Estado de México [R de Rudo]
1) Argenis, Atomic Boy, Relampago b Ángel Mortal, Gran Apache, Tito Santana
Tito Santana replaced Gallego. Argos was at ringside, seconding his brother and the tecnicos to prevent an el Consejo attempt. Texano and Toscano did rush the ring after the match, attacking the rudos, but it shaped up as 2 Consejo vs 4 Tecnicos. Argos brought a chair in the ring – and hit his brother. He turned on the tecnicos, and revealed he was wearing an El Consejo t-shirt.
2) Dinastía, Mascarita Divina, Octagoncito b Mini Chessman, Mini Histeria, Mini Psicosis
Dinistia, minis winner in the Quien Pinta Para la Corona contest, debuted with a win. Mascarita Divina replaced Mascarita Dorada.
3) El Elegido & Fenix b Alan Stone & Dark Dragon
Konnan was at ringside, but very unhelpful to the rudos. His distraction led Alan Stone to lose. Alan quit La Milica because of Konnan’s acts, shoved Konnan and attacked Dark Dragon. La Socidead ran out to destroy Alan. Joaquin Roldan appeared to demand Konnan pay LA Park’s fine, right now. Konnan refused and asked how Joaquin is going to make him. Joaquin sent the AAA guys after Konnan, and they ran him off. El Consejo were back in front row seats by this point and Joaquin Roldan wanted to eject them as well. They showed off their tickets, but Joaquin reminded them that they have the right to refuse admission, and the AAA wrestlers came back to run them off.
4) Cibernético, Daga, Electroshock b Chessman, La Parka, Último Gladiador
Daga, off to a strong start, beat Ultimo Gladiador with a Canadian Destroyer. Cibernetico and Parka continue to feud.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Mesías DQ Halloween & Héctor Garza
Results say the match ended in a “zafarrancho”. I was not previously aware of that word, but it translates to “all hell broke loose”. Consejo attacked the tecnicos. Perro Aguayo Jr. came to the ring for a meeting of the minds. Texano Jr. noted the entire Perros were once in “El Consejo”, and Garza was a star in “El Consejo”, so they should all (re)join El Consejo. Perro pointed out El Consejo had attacked Halloween back on the Chilpancingo taping and he had not forgot. Toscano & Texano apologized like gentlemen, but this was not good enough for Perro Aguayo. his aim is not to be part of CMLL or AAA, but just be Perros del Mal. Both sides start fighting, with it going El Consjeo way because they have so many people on their roster. Both AAA & La Sociedad ran to save their people, though they didn’t stick together. Wagner demanded a chance to fight el Consejo at Rey de Reyes.

Air Date: weekend of 02/19.

Next taping is 02/19 in Deportivo Los Galeana, in Mexico City (a 6pm start.)

Rey de Reyes so far

  • Jarrett (c) vs Mesias [AAA WORLD]
  • Wagner/partners vs Texano/Toscano/other el Consejo
  • Rey de Reyes tournament (not yet started – could be five matches, could be one)
  • La Parka (and partners?) vs Cibernetico (and partners?)
  • Jack Evans (and partners) vs Perro Aguayo Jr. (and partners?) – no one on screen has hinted as a hair match yet.
  • Psycho Circus vs TNA wrestlers TBD (and probably Chessman) – based on the promo they aired last week
At least six matches plus probably a woman’s/minis’s match plus possible first round matches is a lot to squeeze on the card. They’d have to wedge in a lot of qualifying matches on TV starting next Sunday if AAA is doing it that way (so they’re probably not.) Maybe the most likely outcome is they turn some of the personal rivalries into first round four ways – a semifinal where Perro gets thru, another where Jack gets thru (Jack/Daga/Dragon/Silver!), a semifinal where neither Cibernetico/Parka get thru because they’re too busy fighting each other (maybe this is a spot for LA Park?), a fourth where a TNA guy gets thru like Carlito did last year.

Besides Mexico City, AAA TV also said they’d be going to Toluca, Leon and Guadalajara, but gave no dates.  Toluca is almost always a Thursday, Leon is almost always a Monday, and Guadalajara is probably Rey de Reyes (so a Friday or a Saturday for PPV.) My best guess is

02/23 Toluca (airs 03/04) – better hope I’m wrong or Dr. Lucha & Bryan are out a guest in two weeks!
03/05 Leon (airs 03/11)
yet to be announced taping? or Leon pushed back and a filler week? or a double taping?
03/16 Guadalajara Rey de Reyes (airs 03/25)

(edit: wrong!)

March 9th just seems too soon for Rey de Reyes. But this will probably be a lot clearer after today’s TV show.