Sangre Nueva tournament, Skandalo & Hooligan go for the gold, Rey de Reyes

I got nothing today (see below), so this is a good time as any to remind you that the GALLI iPPV is this Saturday.

Besides the big TRT vs Reyes del Atlantida championship match (where the Atlantis trio must have their name on the line as well!), tonight’s Arena Mexico show also starts the Sangre Nueva tournament. CMLL mentioned the tournament in graphics on TV, but really didn’t explain it all. The CMLL Gaceta preview says the winner of tonight’s tournament will face the winner of next week’s tournament and does not mention teams (like the poster emphasis), so this is looking like a normal 16 man single elimination deal.

Skandalo & Hooligan, rejected on getting a title shot by Stuka & Fuego, went over their heads to the CMLL programming department and will get their shot after all. Skandalo has connections! It sounds like this match will happen Sunday, but that lineup is not yet available.

AAA’s twitter says tickets for Rey de Reyes will run from 600 Mexican Pesos ($46) down to 100 ($8) for adults and 50 for pesos ($3). That’s a bit more expensive than Dos Leyendas.

CMLL’s website has a poster for an upcoming show in Tijuana. The undercard includes local (and el Consejo member) Mortiz. I suspect he’s not actually going to be working that show. The other poster lists Angel de Oro & Fantasma as tag team champions; perhaps there is another tag title I’m unaware of they hold.

Mohicano III lost his hair to Gran Apache II.

Fuego en el Ring interviews a Espectrico de Ultratumba.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Super Crazy in NOAH (via
02/26: beat Atsushi Aoki (11:32)
02/28: beat Lance Bravado (8:01)
03/02: lost to Takeshi Morishima (10:03)
03/03: beat Lance Bravado (11:29)
03/04: beat Yoshinobu Kanemaru (10:24)

Crazy & Ricky Marvin get a shot at the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles (held by Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki) on 03/18. Super Crazy is still a Junior Heavyweight?

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-02-11

Averno has second thoughts about this whole thing.

taped 2012-02-05 @ Arena Coliseo


Felino, Terrible, Volador Jr. vs Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara: Felino really hurt his team here. He goofed around into losing the second fall, then set up both the pins in the third! A harsh day for him. This was a normal match.

Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto: técnicos were trying – Máximo in particular looks more motivated than he has anywhere outside of Japan – but the rudos seemed disinterested. They weren’t making the técnicos look bad, but they weren’t doing much on their own. I don’t know if three matches in this feud is going to be so great.