CMLL (FRI) 03/02/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Kaiser Sports (6), Kaiser Sports (rest)]
***Dos Leyendas 2011: Salvador Lutteroth & Bobby Bonales***
1) Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Rey Escorpion b Fuego, Titán, Triton
Rudos took the first and third, Escorpion dropping Fuego with something close to a piledriver. Fuego was strechered out.
2) Averno, Mr. Águila, Olímpico b Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Valiente
Rudos take the match in straight falls.
3) Marcela b Ayumi [lightning]
Marcela wins via top rope Michinoku Driver in 9:07, then challenged for a title shot. Ayumi accepted.
4) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Marco Corleone DQ Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos in straight falls. Volador yanked Diamante Azul’s mask for the DQ.
5) Atlantis & Mr. Niebla b Rush & Terrible [natl pi, final]
Team Rush/Terrible took fall one, team Atlantis/Niebla/Zacarias fall 2. Terrible & Rush turned on each other in the third fall, tripping each other up for pinfall losses. Third straight win for Atlantis. Rush and Terrible fought after the bell. Rush yelled at Terrible and the crowd, and Terrible responded with a hair match challenge.
6) Negro Casas DRAW Blue Panther [hair]
Panther won the first with his surprise fujiwara, Negro took the second with a casita, both short falls. Long third fall, with Panther doing the only dive of the match (a tope) and lots of near falls. A few more near falls on the way in, leading to a small package – with both men pinned! Fans rooted for a fourth fall, but the decision was draw. Negro & Panther yelled at each other that this wasn’t over. Both men got their heads shaved, though Negro attacked Panther before he got his hair cut. Panther challenged Negro to a title match, and the two fought more.
New barriers were up around ringside (said for safety, but with more ads.) CMLL returned two referees in the ring. Show led off with the usual dancing, including Mije, Monito and Zacarias (who ended up brawling.)
Attendance guess variances was one of the substories of last night. Today, the estimates have solidified around 11,000. That’s much higher than my prediction, above everyone’s prediction. That would be a higher number than any show since Mascara/Averno (including the Anniversary show), and slightly higher than last year’s Dos Leyendas show.
CMLL Gaceta writes about the returns of Shocker and Nino de Acero (now with evil dark outfit.) They bring up the Shocker/Titan/Triton/Metro group, so perhaps that’ll be followed up on. Nino de Acero has been out three years, but said to be training to return for one year – was his leg hurt for two years?
Casandro‘s temporary retirement appears to be due to a torn ACL. There’s a donation page to help him out while he’ll be out of action for a year. Casandro has had a tough couple years with injuries.
Proyeccion Luchsitica talks to Damian 666 & Bestia 666, back in DF. They’ve been around the Tijuana area since Christmas; I thought perhaps Damain was making good on his promise to retire.
- Angelico and Zumbi talk the next Perros del Mal show.
- Someone’s wrestling as Fake In Memoriam???
- Ray Richard and Danny Boy discuss next week’s relevos suicidas matches.
- Mr. Cacao wants to face Arkangel for the masks after the upcoming tag team tournament.
CMLL (FRI) 03/09/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Hombre Bala Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Nitro
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Sangre Azteca vs Hijo del Signo, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
3) Ayumi vs Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]
4) Ángel de Oro, Máscara Dorada, Shocker vs Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.
5) Rush vs Terrible
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, La Sombra vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Big push for Diamante Azul starts now.
Neither title on the line for Rush & Terrible.
Shocker’s first Arena Mexico match in 3 months.
A bit of a loaded show when Nitro & Arkangel are relegated to the opener.