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.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
- Chessman ran a 10 km race?
- Satanico and Solar are scheduled to have a singles match in Mazatlan on March 2nd.
- LuchaPOP will have an autograph signing the day before the X-Project show.
- Traumas respond to Sami Callihan. Trauma II is serenaded by mariachis.
- Super Muneco and Coco Rojo hyped up a rematch of their mask match five years ago, saying Coco Rojo has been asking for a rematch for five years. Muneco has beat a Coco Rojo in apuesta matches twice in that time.
- Lucha Libre 0307 hyped up their debut show, headlined with a new clown in an apuesta match.
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.