TRT challenge Atlantida, Marco outsmarts UG, Santo vs AAA

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (TUE) 02/28/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Cholo & Ramstein b Bengala & Robin
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito b Astral, Fantasy, Pequeño Halcón
Rudos took 1/3. Fans were behind Demus.
3) Fuego, Mr. Cacao, Pegasso b Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
Tuareg jumped Cacao and won the first fall, but the tecnicos took falls 2/3.
4) Black Warrior, Sagrado, Sangre Azteca b Morphosis, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
TRT destroyed the tecnicos and challenged for a title shot. Guerrero accepted for next week.

Guerrero del Futuro confirmed Atlantida will defend the national trios titles next week versus. There are four trios being pushed strong in CMLL, and those are two of them. I think the champions retain, but I’m not very sure.

CMLL (TUE) 02/28/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring, the newspaper Marco Corleone was reading]
1) Black Metal & El Divino b Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Leo, Rey Cometa b Exterminador, Malefico, Raziel
3) Gitana, Lady Apache, Marcela DQ Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
Unknown Gitana replaced Dark Angel (at TNA) – perhaps the same woman who was Murga few weeks back? Straight falls for the tecnicas, with Blanca hitting referee Noriega in the second. The Apache/Blanca hair match is next week.
4) Felino, Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla b Diamante Azul, Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada
Diamante Azul’s under that name, in a loss. Mr. Niebla was in his Hell Boy gear. Felino replaced Negro Casas.
5) Marco Corleone b Último Guerrero
Ultimo Guerrero tried jumping Marco in the first fall, but Marco rallied him with a powerbomb. Ultimo Guerrero took the second with his own powerbomb and feet on the ropes in the second. Marco did the same to steal the third fall.

The much talked about Santo lawsuit vs AAA is said to be in the penalty stage. That article has Santo’s lawyers saying they previously won the case, and now it’s just an arguement about damages. This is the case regarding Santo’s appearance at 2009’s TripleMania – AAA (or more accurately, Televisa) put out a DVD of the event, and Santo says AAA did not have the rights to use market a DVD with him on it. There’s no sense that any of the AAA DVDs have been major sellers (or something the promotion seem especially interested in, as they barely mention them) and it would not seem to cost that much to pay Santo off after the fact if AAA just wanted this to go away, but it’s now less about the money and more about personal ill feeling between the two sides. Hijo del Santo has set himself up as the (last) protect of the rights of all luchadors and I think AAA would just like to take Santo down a peg or three (and honestly believe they owe Santo nothing further.) Santo will get money out of the lawsuit, but says he wants precautions to make sure it never happens again.

AAA posting a lineup for May (with Argos in the Air Force) is amusing, but then a local promoter is already hyping up a show with AAA luchadors two weeks after that one, with a ruleta de la muerte main event.

Rob writes about 02/25/12 CMLL C3 and FOX.

Dos Leyendas Schedule

I will be hosting a chat and doing live results Friday night. Dos Leyendas starts at 8:30 – though only on radiocmll, yet another show where CMLL will not take my money to watch their show. AAA’s Toluca taping is scheduled to start at 9pm, and we’ll be keeping track of that too as well as we can.

It looks like I’m going to be on Figure Four Daily on Friday with Bryan and Dr. Lucha to preview the show. I’m now sticking with the prediction of Blue Panther winning, if only to give us some way to fill 30 minutes.



CMLL SACCOMATS (SAT) 03/03/2012 Arena Neza
1) Cachorro & Silver vs Boraz & Taurus
2) Dinamic Black, Guerrero Mixteco, Turbo vs Black Thunder, Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro
3) Neza Kid, Super Brazo, Súper Nova vs Dr. Cerebro, Suicida, Vampiro Metálico
4) Negro Casas & Último Guerrero vs Atlantis & Blue Panther
5) Villano III vs Villano IV, Villano V, Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, Brazo de Platino [cage, hair, mask]

Which Brazo is losing his hair? Got to be Platino. Guerrero & Atlantis are in Guatemala on Sunday, for Guerrero’s Guatemalan FULL Monde championship.