03/24-25 lucha times


=== CMLL ===

52MX: Sombra/UG. Can’t tell if they’re airing 2 or 3 matches week to week, but this would be a nice week for the third (Cancerberos/Dragon Lee/Cometa.) I’d take just third fall airing of a match rather than a few minutes shorter show (as it was this past week.)

GALA/Televisa: The Amapola/Estrellita feud has been airing here, so maybe that, maybe the lightning match, maybe Diamante Azul.

FOX: Rey Escorpion vs Black Warrior trios, Felino/UG/Volador vs Atlantis/Sombra/Shocker.

C3: Sangre Nueva final, Psicosis vs La Mascara in yet another Mascara singles match.

GDL: Avernos vs Marco/Atlantis/Dorada

Puebla: Polvora vs Stuka

=== Other ===

AAA: they do have the 90 minute time slot his week! This should be part 1 of Rey de Reyes, but no telling what it means. At least one of the Rey de Reyes final and the title match; I’m thinking both since the LA Park story weaves thru.

ACM: Batman & He-Man vs Ninja

Perros: I think this is still airing?

IWRG: Bestia vs Trauma I

Random AYM show: 11am Saturday.

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-03-10


Dragon Lee & Rey Cometa


taped 2012-03-04 @ Arena Coliseo
Diamante, Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa vs Euforia, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura: Good for the time. Dragon Lee did Dragon Lee things here. Rudos really didn’t get much but got the win, so I think they went home happy. Not enough karate.


Fuego & Stuka

Fuego, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Hooligan, Pólvora, Skándalo: Good week 1 set up for the title match. They probably need more weeks than that, but I’d trade less predictable build for more frequent title matches. Bette planning might work too.

La Sombra, Shocker, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis: Run of the mill match. Shocker’s about the same as Shocker’s been, which is not really anything worth noting. Better to have him than not and the fans enjoyed the match, but it’s routine.

Polvora keeps his title, Ultimo Dragoncito challenges for one, missing minis, return of Psicosis

CMLL (MON) 03/19/2012 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Lestat & Stigma b Akron & Ares
Lestat replaced Milenium. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Milenium, Pequeño Halcón, Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
Milenium replaced Shockercito, who hasn’t been on any show in a couple months. Tecnicos took 2/3, Dragoncito German suplexing Olimpico. This is two straight weeks for Dragoncito, so he challenged Olimpico for a title match.
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Sagrado b Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Maximo replaced his father. Namajague’s Puebla debut. Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Pólvora b Stuka Jr. [MEX WELTER]
Misterioso seconded Polvora, Fantasma seconded Stuka. Polvora took 1/3, to keep his title in what sounds like a very good match. Super Polvora Driver allowed the champion to kepe his title.
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, La Sombra b Olímpico, Psicosis, Volador Jr.
Atlantis replaced Prince Devitt. Volador was wearing a Super Parka mask. Tecnicos took 2/3.

Is Polvora actually better than Dragon Rojo Jr.? I know saying Polvora is good is a thing only said by crazy people, but Polvora has had good title matches with Stuka (twice), Titan and Angel de Oro in the last year. Dragon Rojo has…not. Maybe it’s a singles/trios thing.

CMLL (TUE) 03/20/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Javier Cruz Jr. b Demonio Maya
2) Ángel Azteca Jr. & Smaker b Malefico & Ráfaga
Tecnicos won, despite Smaker dislocating his elbow on a top rope move in the third fall.
3) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pierrothito b Astral, El Divino, Último Dragoncito
Divino replaced Bam Bam, who seems to be missing a lot of shows again. Demus beat Dragoncito for the win.
4) Diamante & Sangre Azteca b Misterioso Jr. & Rey Escorpion
In the final fall, Rey Escorpion powerbombed Diamante, Sangre Azteca snuck in a cradle on Escorpion, then took out Misterioso with the low blow dropkick for the comeback win.
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Marco replaced Prince Devitt. Rudos took 1/3. Averno accidentally hit the ref, then ran into the Atlantida, but Mephisto broke that up with a foul. Averno pulled off Atlantis’ mask to pin him, while Mephisto did the same with Mascara Dorada.

Shockercito’s last known result was January 17th, Bam Bam was January 31st.

Dragon Lee thanked Paco Alonso (multiple times), Rush and his dad in winning the Sangre Nueva tournament. The cup he won for the tournament looks a lot like the ones they gave out for the Dos Leyendas ciberentico. Like, the same exact cup.

Mi Lucha Libre has a video tribute to Abismo Negro, and says the next edition of the Rudos vs Tecnicos magazine (out April 1st) will be honoring him.

AAA continues to tease the return of Psicosis. There’s never been a mention of that New Abismo Negro reality show after the pilot taping and it’s likely a dead idea, but if they were going to do that same idea, Psicosis would be a better gimmick for it.

Tonight’s IWRG show is main evented by Trauma I defending his Junior’s title against Bestia 666. The law of Conversation of Championships Belts, plus Familia de Tijuana suddenly being a strong presence in Naucalpan, points towards a title change.

Hijo de Rey Misterio II – the former Horus from Tijuana – told el Hijo del Santo that Hijo de Rey Misterio I is now going as Rey Misterio Jr. “to help clear up the confusion.” Ha! El Martinete has a picture graph to clear this up, as much as it can be.

AAA’s 04/01 taping is at Lienzo Charro de Pachuca, Hidalgo. They’ve tended to only put the lineup for the next taping after the last, which doesn’t leave much time for this one.

Fabian el Gitano, who passed away one year ago, was honored at a mass at Arena Coliseo. Puma King, Metalico, Robin and Demus 3:16 were mentioned as being in attendance.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Silueta defends her CMLL-REINA title this Saturday versus Aoi Ishibasbi.



LyC (SUN) 03/25/2012 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Black Poison, Demencia, Kratoz vs Maravilla Azteca Jr., Obesion, Xtreme Boy
2) Barbaro I (Monterrey) & Barbaro II (Monterrey) vs Máscara Púrpura & Silencio and Vasco Jr. & Veneno Extremo
3) Gemelo Muerte I, Gemelo Muerte II, Rico Rodriguez vs Angel del Misterio, Black Mamba, Silver Tiger

Black Mamba’s new group is his new Ichiban Pro Wrestling group.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. At Rey de Reyes, Mesias defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the world title and probably end TNA’s involvement in the promotion (though there’s a Jarrett/Park match they never got to.) Perro Aguayo Jr. surprisingly won Rey de Reyes, defeating rival Jack Evans. Consejo won the match they needed to stay in AAA with no one new turning or debuting. The one new person to appear was Teddy Hart, returning in a four way tag match. La Parka was turned back tecnico, after a five month long stint as a rudo. The show was not on PPV; AAA’s four big shows last year had been.
  2. Perros del Mal held a show, but the biggest new from the show took place after it. Halloween, Damian, Bestia, X-Fly and Super Nova all quit the group, with undercard wrestler Zumbi apparently joining them a few days later. The group, now going by their previous Familia de Tijuana identity, has said they’ll now work for anyone (including AAA) but won’t be working in the Perros office anymore. They’re expected to end up with Santo’s group or CMLL at some point in the future. The Perros promotion appears to now just be an alternate brand of AAA with more indy luchadors. Halloween, Damian, X-Fly lost their AAA trios titles to the Psycho Circus to seemingly end their run, but Halloween remains listed on upcoming lineups.
  3. AAA also introduced new Consejo member Hombre de Negro, a parody of the same character in CMLL. This is equivalent to WWF having a Fake Eric Bischoff running in (and dancing!) on their show during the Monday Night Wars, just after Eric was removed from power. It is also very weird.
  4. Prince Devitt’s strongly promoted debut did not come off; a pre-existing leg injury kept him out of action all week, though he was at many of the shows to wave to the crowd and watch the action. CMLL did it’s usual poor job of explaining all of this. He’s scheduled to debut this Friday, though there’s been no confirmation that he’s cleared to wrestle this time.
  5. Virus defeated Loco Max for his hair in Arena Puebla’s Dos Leyendas show. Loco Max is a many time hair loser who’s not treated like a star 48 weeks of the year, but they still drew 80% of the building for their match.
  6. Hijo del Santo, Hijo del Solitario, and Angel Blanco Jr. signed for a three way mask match on 03/31, the biggest match in the very short history of Santo’s Todo x el Todo promotion. Blanco is expected to be the loser, though I guess it’s always possible the rudos could shoot on Santo, hold him down for three, and win his mask, in the same way it’s possible you might be hit by a meteor while reading this paragraph.

Other News

  • Marcela beat Ayumi to win the CMLL women’s title in a really good match.
  • Dragon Lee won the Sangre Nueva tournament, a tournament existing soley to give Dragon Lee a win. (It was a success!)
  • Negro Navarro & Trauma I beat Pirata Morgan & Hijo de Pirata Morgan for IWRG’s tag titles
  • People who kept their titles: Princesa Blanca (in a hair match that wasn’t), Fuego & Stuka, Los Gringos VIP
  • I went to a show and the Chavo Guerrero/Jorge Paez main event fell apart. Lesson learned! (Show was still OK!)

AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-03-03

the worst

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taped 2012-02-23 @ Arena Naucalpan

police brutality

La Braza & Pimpinela Escarlata vs Pasion Kristal & Yuriko: Bad. Braza is normally poor, and Pasion Cristal and Yuriko were screwing up things all over the place. Pimpinela was way above the rest of this, but that’s not saying that much. Maybe they shouldn’t be putting the exoticos on TV if this is what they’re going to be doing.


Fenix, dive 1

Daga, Fenix, Gran Apache vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro: Good until the last minute or so, where 911 and Apache did not seem to be in the same book. They got the finish, and it was neat to see the Oficials win (clean, they don’t even do that in IWRG), but there was nothing otherwise about the match that made them look like a great team for people who had never seen them. AAA’s team got in a lot of offense, Oficials were missing the teamwork spots.


no one went to the cooler, but this was IWRG enough

Cuervo & Ozz vs Chessman & Último Gladiador [AJPW TAG]: Nothing but turn taking doing moves, the whole way. Not really done at the speed to make it worked, way too slow for that. This match left the me cold, and the crowd didn’t seem to get into it – it never built to anything, it was just stuff happening until a conclusion. This AJPW title bit hasn’t meant a single thing in AAA.



Héctor Garza vs Heavy Metal, Toscano, Joe Lider in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes Tournament semifinal match: I liked this match more that everything before it; the four way worked as far making this an interesting match. I usually have problems with everyone in this match (referee included) but it melded together well. I have no problem with Heavy Metal losing to his own hold (on a night he was honored, even), but he did look far more lucid here than his previous time thru. Always a nice sign. Garza biting Sombra’s finish is sure an peculiar choice – he should’ve picked one of his better ones!

Cibernético vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Juventud Guerrera in a AAA’s Rey de Reyes semifinal match: It’s silly to have Piero and Tirantes only cheating the Consejo guys once and acting normal all the way up to that spot, but I can’t complain about an AAA match having ‘not enough’ rudo heel spots. This was some run-ins and some wrestling and nothing worth great.