I was going to wait until CMLL posted their news update about their press conference today. Still waiting. Oh well.
The press conference itself was primarily to sign the contract for Blue Panther vs Negro Casas on 03/02. That news article calls it a surprise the two ended up fighting. The actual fight was about the signing itself, but they managed to put pen to the paper before putting fist to the head. No Felino, thank goodness.
The second biggest item from the press conference was Metro dropping his old name (a sponsored identity) and revealing a new identity: Diamante Azul. It’s nice Metro has a new name, and a look that enables me to make more Mega Man jokes. There’s the problem that they already have someone named Diamante, and that looks a lot like a Blue Demon mask. Same color scheme, different design on the mask, but close enough to surely cause (totally unnecessary) problems. This is not using Triton while possibly being unaware there was another Triton, this is picking a fight purely to pick a fight.
Using “Diamante Azul” when you already have Diamante actually bugs me more. Absolute lack of creativity and common sense. And of course, because it is lucha libre, there is at least one Diamante Azul out there already – he wrestled on CMLL’s show in Arena Queretaro at the end of January.
CMLL announced the next Friday night Guadalajara show on March 16th. At least they didn’t pick Dos Leyendas. They’re supposedly going to do them every two weeks from there, which optimistic.
Lady Apache, Dalys, Goya Kong, La Comandate, Zeuxis, Princesa Blanca and Princesa Sujei were all announced as heading to Japan for REINA. That promotion has their first anniversary show coming up soon, so maybe some of those are one night appearances. CMLL would be running a lot less women’s matches if they’re all going over for the usual multi-month stint (and I’d be surprised if Comandate agreed to another one.)
Most of the rest of the press conference was repeating stuff: talking about Virus vs Loco (so that feud is still going, which may mean bad things from Centella de Oro), introducing Namajague, talking about the others coming from and talking about others going to Japan.
IWL & DTU say they’ll have a second show on March 10th, which will include the Carta Brava vs Carta Brava match teased on the last show. Only one ring this time.
Volador explains La Mascara’s mistake was giving him a title shot. It was all over for Mascara right then. Volador hopes Mascara does not challenge for a mask vs mask match, because then he’d have to take that too. Volador encourages Mascara to go and learn another hold, because obviously the campana can not beat him.
The Gladiatores are on the air for live coverage of the IWRG show probably by the time you read this.
- Violento Jack has joined Perros del Mal.
- Heavy Metal talks about reaching 25 years in wrestling.
- Ludark and Sexy Lady won the XWL hardcore tag titles.
- interview with Dark Family
- The Villanos talk about their new group, which is more trade association than promotion.
- The Gladiatores talks to Ojo Diabolico Jr., Halloween, and Hector Garza
- Impacto has a long history of lucha libre piece.
CMLL (TUE) 02/21/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Thunder Boy
2) Leo & Metatrón vs Èvola & Magnum
3) Fuego & Valiente vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Virus
4) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
First time a Tuareg & a Cancerbero have teamed since their feud started (and may be over now.)