IWRG (SUN) 02/26/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Acero & Mr. Temples b Astro de Plata & Kiwoc
Debuts for Temples and Kiwoc.
2) Chicano & Tritón b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
Chicano was another debut. Gemelos took the first, then pulled Chicano’s mask off – to reveal Bugambilia del Norte. (Perhaps this is a name change due to the other Bugambilia.) Tecnicos took the second and third.
3) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic DQ Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Eterno
Tecnicos took 2/3, Eterno pulling Centvrion’s mask.
4) Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan
Piratas took the first, but Hijo de Pirata hurt his knee on a dive. Capos took 2/3, pulling off Hijo de Pirata’s mask for one pin and pinning Pirata Sr. as he complained about it.
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. & Texano Jr. b Angelico & Negro Navarro
Rudos took 2/3, Mascara using Texano’s rope on Negro Navarro to set up the deciding pin.
Halloween will not work twice on the Toluca taping; Silver King gets his spot in the main event Rey de Reyes tournament bracket. AAA’s RSSS
Oriental held a show to honor his friend Dick Togo on his retirement tour.
DTU announced winners from it’s training seminar this past weekend
Rebelde Punk (Merida, Yucatan)
Principe Halcon (Poza Rica, Yucatan)
Lucky Boy (Puebla) – lightweight winner.
All will appear on future DTU shows. Cruz de Silencio, a deaf luchador, was also honored, as was married couple Dark Rose & Hikaro.
- Someone in el Consejo is a fan of V for Vendetta & the semi-public domain music CMLL uses.
- Laredo Kid is headed to Puerto Rico to team with Matt Hardy?
CMLL (SUN) 03/04/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rebelión vs Relampago Azul
2) Brillante & El Divino vs Acertijo & Sádico (Guadalajara)
3) Halcon de Plata & Smaker vs Èvola & Magnum
4) Gallo, Titán, Triton vs Arkángel de la Muerte, El Bárbaro, Ephesto
5) Rush vs Terrible [CMLL LH]
Rush’s title on the line, so it’s probably time for Rush to win one of these. Awful strange to do this two days after their tournament final, but these shows all go in parallel.
Sadico appears to be the local guy who’s been in Arena Victoria, and not the Sadico from AULL or the Sadico from Madero or the Sadico from La Laguna or any other Sadico I may have forgotten. No idea on Smaker; the closest I can come is a guy on the Dantes shows named “Samael”.
CMLL (SUN) 03/04/2012 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Freesbe vs Bobby Zavala & Zayco
2) Aereo, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Niño de Acero, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Diamante, Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa vs Euforia, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
4) Fuego, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Hooligan, Pólvora, Skándalo
5) La Sombra, Shocker, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis
Shocker’s return! His streak of missing every major show remains sadly intact. I’m sure he’ll be right back to mentoring Titan and Trition, and he’ll be totally shocked about this Diamante Azul bit. Nino de Acero is also listed in the minis match, and I give them both 50/50 chances of showing up.
That semimain looked to be setting up an Arena Coliseo tag title match. The cards here have been so slight that it’s not crazy that could be an actual semimain with no angle – just look, the main event rudo squad is Psicosis, Alebrije and Kraneo! Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis are Guatemala this weekend, but Guadalajara is a bit slight – another show someplace else? (Maybe Monterrey – note below.)
Anyway, if there was nothing up, CMLL could’ve made a stronger semimain out of that third match, so something’s clearly up. This is the first time Stuka & Fuego have teamed up in Coliseo since their last title defense (which was true before the last title defense as well.) It would likely be Hooligan & Skandalo going for the gold, and it’d have to be on 03/11 or 03/18, because Skandalo’s off to Japan on 03/25. Kinda surprised Arkangel isn’t in Hooligan’s spot, but there’s still time.
AAA (SUN) 03/04/2012 Arena Solidaridad
1) ? vs ??
2) Fomer Lover, Lobo Rojo, Peewee vs El Cadillo, Iron, Memo Valles
3) Fabi Apache, Lady Puma, Sexy Lady vs Hija de Karonte, Ludark Shaitan, Sexy Star
4) el Tacua, Panthro, Tigre Universitario vs Bengali, Monje Negro Jr., Orquídea Negra
5) Kronos, La Braza, Low Rider vs Difunto I, Hator, Tito Santana
So AAA is in two different rival Monterrey arenas on Sunday. How peculiar.
AULL (SUN) 03/11/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos
4) Cerebro Maligno, Herejía, Judas el Traidor, Rey Krimen vs Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, Tormento and ?, Dr. Cerebro, Epidemia, Heavy Boy
5) Flamita vs Sádico, Bestia 666, Súper Nova, Sugi San, Atomic Boy, Yakuza, Terry 2000 [Copa Velocidad Extrema]
6) Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul, Coco Rojo vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Villano III, Villano IV [AULL TRIOS]
Lineup here. That should be a crazy semimain. One of the columns in this week’s SuperLuchas attempted to explain why Heavy Boy and Epidemia were partners again – one had turned on each other in IWL, if I recall – saying the promotion had put them together but they were still angry at each other in the lockerroom. It was a heroic effort.
CMLL (FRI) 03/16/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Halcon de Plata & Virgo vs Demonio Maya & Metalik
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Demus 3:16, Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
4) Delta, Diamante, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
This is a nothing special card for a Friday night show. If they really are coming back here on 03/30, they’re probably setting up something for then – a trios title rematch?