IWRG (THU) 02/16/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Guerrero Mixteco & Matrix Jr. b Sky Ángel & Volaris
Guerrero Mixteco’s debut here. Said to be an excellent opener.
2) Acero & Bizarro b Aeroboy & Eragón
Acero replaced Leroy, both Navarro trainees.
3) Carta Brava Jr., Tóxico, Violento Jack b Dinamic Black, Freyser, Golden Magic
Golden Magic replaced Black Boy. Carta Brava replaced (supposed to be debuting) Gran Kalifa. Toxico, back here for the first time in 18 months, was hurt in the match. Violento Jack hit both the referee Rubinsky (by accident and somehow not a DQ) and Fresero with a chair, causing both to bleed. Jack then pinned Fresero for the win.
4) Oficial Factor, Oficial Rayan, Oficial Spartan b Alan Extreme, Apolo Estrada Jr., Chico Che
Carta Brava gave Alan a chair shot on a dive, setting up his team’s loss.
5) Negro Navarro, Texano Jr., Toscano DQ Eterno, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan
Negro Navarro replaced Veneno, and didn’t get along with the Consejo members. They still won the first, but lost the second. Texano & Terrible turned on Navarro in the third for the DQ.
Jesus Zuniga tweeted last night that Rey de Reyes would be in Zapopan, the suburb of Guadalajara where AAA runs major shows at Auditorio Benito Juarez, Zapopan, Jalisco. AAA had not officially announced this, but when their upcoming scheduled listed Guadalajara a few weeks back, this is what we figured they meant. I would suspect that’s also why CMLL is running Friday night Guadalajara shows on 3/16 and 3/31.
Once again, @OfficialKonnan is NOT Konnan’s twitter. AAA has a note about it.
On his Facebook, Casandro says he is retiring “for a while.” Casandro does not explain more, but sounds stressed out by wrestling at the moment. That links also takes you to a recent R de Rudo interview with Casandro.
CMLL says Metro will debut as Diamante Azul on Dos Leyendas. He doesn’t seem to be in the tournament, so that’s a third match (sort of) announced for the card. Metro is still listed as appearing as Metro this Sunday in Arena Mexico.
Todos x el Todos held a press conference to talk about next weekend’s show. Doesn’t appear to be any new news. They’re doing the mask match on the next show, as the promotion always seems to. Santo got a birthday cake.
Speaking of the birthday boy, the most recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter says his promotion has new cash and is offering deals to “LA Park, Dr. Wagner Jr., Cibernetico, Nicho, Halloween and others”. Between the new Perros and this, there sure seems to be a lot of new money floating around. Hmmm. The newsletter also says Santo has re-open relations with CMLL. Meanwhile, CMLL is said “to be close to a deal with a major star.”
Porra Fresa breaks down the chances of each team. I like Atlantis & Mr. Niebla’s chances the best.
Rob has highlights from CMLL 01/31/12.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
- Segunda Caida watches more Pirata Morgan.
- Sami Callihan and Samurai del Sol are in Mexico. “I’m on the shirt!”
- Lucha POP and CZW are allied now. I’m not sure what that actually means, but it sounds nice.
- Vaquerita talks up her match with Lufisto. So does Sexi Star.
- IWL has a new Twitter account: @IWLoficial
- AULL has Los Apocalípticos vs Los Bastardos on 02/26. Arena Lopez Mateos is busy this month.
IWRG (SUN) 02/19/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro de Plata & Astro Rey Jr. vs Pacto Negro & The Momy
2) Charly Madrid, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Violento Jack
3) Alan Extreme vs Carta Brava Jr. [IWRG IC Light]
5) Eterno vs Centvrión [IWRG IC WELTER]
5) Angelico, Texano Jr., Toscano vs Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
Card slightly changed to accommodate the two title matches. (Veneno and Multifacetico are now off the card.) The poster indicates this will be the taping of the week, replacing the usual Thursday one. It appears only the IWRG title is on the line in the Eterno/Centvrion match, not the WWS belt Eterno is still carrying around. Carta Brava Jr. feuding with Carta Brava Jr. in IWL may mean this one isn’t long for IWRG; Naucalpan doesn’t seem to want people working both regularly.
In Guatemala, Dick Togo faces Voltron, winner getting a shot at Ultimo Guerrero’s Guatemala championship.
CMLL (TUE) 02/21/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Freesbe vs Bobby Zavala & Cholo
2) Aereo, Pequeño Halcón, Último Dragoncito vs Niño de Acero, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Starman vs Loco Max, Nosferatu, Skándalo
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Shigeo Okumura
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
Nino de Acero is back! That would be his first match two years. He actually started as a rudo for his first week, before switch to the tecnico side for his eight month stint. Mini rudos could still use more youth.
Nosferatu is also back. Less excited about that one. Remember, he’s not a Cancerbero member, so no problems there. Though maybe if Nosferatu turns on Loco, he could actually get in the group.
CMLL’s been running a lot of Guerreros vs Atlantida and TRT vs Tercia Sensacion trios, but this is the first TRT.
GALLI (SAT) 03/10/2012 Gran Plaza, Elgin, IL
1) Atomico, Furia Roja, Pentagono vs Destructor Alfa, Emperador, Funebre
2) El Rebelde Noriega & Lince Dorado vs GPA & Rob Michaels
3) Joshua Cristian & Ovirload vs Acid Jazz & Jake Shining [GALLI TAG]
4) Ripper vs Bandolero [LUCHA CHICAGO CHAMP]
5) Skayde vs Discovery [NWA MEX WELTER]
6) Jorge Paez & Rey Fuego vs Chavo Guerrero Sr. & Gigoló American
This will also be a $10 iPPV, which is the same price as the normal ticket. I think I’m going; if anyone wants to order this, maybe we can figure out a way for me to run a chat from my phone?