03/11 AAA TV Lineup (Ecatepec)

AAA TV (SUN) 03/11/2012 Centro Civico de Ecatepec
1) Dinastía & Octagoncito vs Mini Histeria & Mini Psicosis
2) Aerostar, Argenis, Súper Fly vs Ángel Mortal, Gallego, Gran Apache
3) Daga, Drago, Fenix vs Argos, Mortiz, Semental
4) Damián 666, Halloween, X-Fly vs Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown [AAA TRIOS]
5) El Mesías, Jack Evans, Zorro vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza, Nicho el Millionario

Mexico Air Date: 03/18 – and probably 03/25.

They teased Gallego last month and ended up using Tito Santana, so don’t get your hopes up. (Where is Tigre Cota, by the way? The great joy of AAA’s bloated roster and few TV tapings is there is no end of people you can complain about disappearing into a black hole.) First TV appearances of the year for both Super Fly & Aerostar, who are basically back to fighting the same guys they debuted against. Those are were good matches, so that’s fine with me.

The first three matches all could be really good. Argos as a rudo is going to be an interesting challenge, but Mortiz and Semental should do well with that tecnico trio.

Everyone in the semimain but Halloween have also not been around since 2011. The only arguement to not doing a title change is most of the fans probably assume the Psycho Circus are trios champions already, so you might not actually need to give them titles. Still, you might well as give it to the team that’s on every spot show.

All these people popping back up after not being around gives this the feel of a lame duck taping, so there’s probably not going to be much impact on Rey de Reyes on the main event. It still should be another good Jack/Perro match.

The parallel universe where Jarrett shows up for Guerra de Titanes (or, alternatively, AAA books Guerra de Titanes on a day their champion can show up) is so much more interesting. Rey de Reyes is Mesias vs Garza in a champion vs “champion of the other promotion! (and by which we mean Perros del Mal)” match, Triplemania is a Mesias vs Texano title match out of their most interesting storyline. Instead, we’re getting Mesias vs Jarrett and maybe Mesias vs Jarrett vs LA Park.

Blue Panther & Negro Casas both lose, Atlantis wins again, Casandro ACL injury

CMLL (FRI) 03/02/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLLKaiser 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.)

Handheld video of last night’s result.

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.

LuchaWorld has the latest Slammin’ Slam and KrisZ’s Dos Leyendas’ results.

Links

Lineups

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.

03/02 AAA TV Results (Toluca)

AAA TV (FRI) 03/02/2012 Gimnasio Agustín Millán [AAA]
1) Atomic Boy & Sugi San b Gran Apache & Tito Santana
Apache appears to be feuding with Atomic Boy. Atomic reversed a powerbomb into a ‘rana for the win.
2) Argos & Semental b Billy el Malo & Escoria
Argos replaced Mortiz, defeated Billy via spanish fly. He also wore his Astro Boy mask.
3) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Drago DQ Halloween & Octagón
Octagon was DQed for a chair shot (it’s a DQ this week!) El Conjseo ran in after the match, but Roldan has AAA guys ready to run off anyone who jumped the rail. Joaquin told them not to eject Texano, so they could yell at him. Joaquin told him he’d have his match with no help, and Wagner told Texano that he had left CMLL when Texano was still in diapers. Texano, as leader of El Consejo will get to choose his three best men to take on Wagner, Electroshock, and Heavy Metal at Rey de Reyes.
4) Jack Evans b ChessmanTexano Jr.Nicho el Millionario [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Final was down to Jack & Texano, with Wagner providing a distraction for the win.
5) LA Park b La ParkaElectroshockSilver King [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
At the start of the show, Konnan came out and paid Park’s fine. No development there, though Park and Konnan are not very friendly. This final came down to the Parkas, who were killing each other, and Park won with a powerbomb onto a cooler. Dorian & Konnan congratulated Park, but told him he must kiss Karen Jarrett’s feet at Rey de Reyes as an apology. Park told them he would not kiss anyone’s feet. Dorian yelled at Park, Park grabbed him, and La Sociedad grabbed Park. Dorian fled, with Park throwing the cooler at him. Still not an offical breakup but more problems.

Mexico Air Date: 03/11.

Related: AAA says their main show will be expanding to 90 minute starting 03/18.

Rey de Reyes now officially looks like

  • Jarrett (c) vs Mesias [AAA HEAVY]
  • LA Park vs Jack Evans vs Hector Garza vs Perro Aguayo [Rey de Reyes]
  • Texano, ?, ?? vs Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal, Electroshock [Consejo must win to stay in AAA]
    • Probably Toscano/MA2K Jr., unless they get someone new to jump
  • 12 person cage match

That leaves room for teased stuff (Psycho Circus vs Team AAA, Cibernetico/Parka).

Next taping is Ecatpec, and a lineup should be out for that in days. They may explain a couple more undercard matches on the show, but since it won’t air until hours before the PPV, it’s really not going to be too useful for building anything new.

Dos Leyendas (and maybe AAA Toluca) results/chat: Panther and Casas DRAW

Links you need

@apolovaldes

CMLL Results so far.

CMLL (FRI) 03/02/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
***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. Fall 3 came down to Rush and Niebla, and Niebla won clean for the tournament win. 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, Negor 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. 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.) Bobby Bonales’ family was honored after the third match, leading right into the Diamante Azul introduction.

Attendance guesses are all over the place. At the very least, they had half full and probably well exceeded it. Better number later.

via CMLL

AAA’s show starts at 9 pm CT. AAA’s level of coverage has varied this year, but I’ll add anything they post below.

AAA TV (FRI) 03/02/2012 Gimnasio Agustín Millán [AAA]
1) Atomic Boy & Sugi San b Gran Apache & Tito Santana
first result not until just before 10.

2) Argos & Semental b Billy el Malo & Escoria
Argos replaced Mortiz, defeated Billy via spanish fly.
3) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Drago DQ Halloween & Octagón
4) Jack Evans b ChessmanTexano Jr.Nicho el Millionario [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
5) LA Park b La ParkaElectroshockSilver King [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]

Rey de Reyes final is LA Park vs Jack Evans vs Hector Garza vs Perro Aguayo Jr. No mention of any other angles. Maybe later.

AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-02-04

Fenix & Dragon

taped 2011-12-20 @ Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo, Guerrero & taped 2012-01-21 @ Estadio José Aguilar, Maya de Guanajuato, Guanajuato

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Argenis, Atomic Boy, Fenix vs Dark Dragon, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana: Very strong opening match, strong from the get go. Atomic Boy’s new (?) patriotic colors outfit looks good. It is a bit odd for Fenix to go from semimain event of the year end show to the opener on the next show, but I guess they thought it was odd he was in the semimian event to begin with.

Extreme Tiger, cut from the Televisa version

Dr. Wagner Jr. & Extreme Tiger vs LA Park & Octagón: The national version makes this seem more strictly Park/Wagner than it actually is – there’s a good sequence between Santana & Tiger (and two Tiger dives) that’s only in the regional version. It’s much better than way. Both versions have the same lack of an actual finish, which is a bit annoying. Octagon is making more of an effort, but this bit of other people running in and wrestling half the match for him with no attempt at explanation is a still annoying. Also, still don’t want to see this Octagon/Joaquin match. I totally missed that Toscano wasn’t on this taping at all – did he already screw something up at this point?

Perro wins

Cibernético, Extreme Tiger, Joe Lider vs Chessman, La Parka, Nicho el Millionario: Two straight finishes of “El Consejo runs in, hits everyone” is not really the way to go thru life. Tiger didn’t repeat a lot between matches, but I’m not sure it helped him to be in both matches (and he seemed in a lot of pain.) By the standard of who was involved, match was good. Crowd still loves Cibernético.

El Mesías & Jack Evans vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Héctor Garza: This was probably longer than it needed to be, but it was fine. Perro is not the old Perro, but he not the 2009-10 Perro either, he’s an acceptable rudo. Garza is the same guy he was as a rudo over in CMLL. There was only a couple moments where it seemed like Jack was about to win, but then it wasn’t as match with many real near falls to begin with. It seemed like Perro proved his point, and not as much that this was something that’d keep going.

Consejo vs Navarros, Dos Leyeandas, Jarrett/Mesias, new CMLL tournament

(photo by Black Terry Jr.)

IWRG (THU) 03/01/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, IWRG]
1) Matrix Jr. & Pacto Negro b Galaxy & Sky Ángel
Completely different match than the one advertised (Astro de Plata/Kiwoc vs Acero/Mr. Temples.) Siad to be error filled.
2) Chicano & Tritón b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
3) Carta Brava Jr., Chico Che, Imposible b Aero Boy, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic
4) Freyser, Suicida, Trauma II b Alemán, Eterno, Violento Jack
Aleman, the debuting German, is of course a Nazi. Segura’s back here for the first time in 9 months (after some issues about working IWL shows.) Freyser and Violento are feuding.
5) Angelico, Negro Navarro, Trauma I b Pirata Morgan, Texano Jr., Toscano
Tecnicos in straight falls. Rudos jumped the tecnicos, but Navarro snuck in a submission on Pirata. Pirata Morgan fouled Trauma I in the second, btu Truama II snuck out and fouled Pirata Morgan to set up the pin. Consejo destroyed the Navarros after the match.

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Negro Casas says the interesting thing about his match with Blue Panther is they are from the same generation, he has no particular strategy because he’s not sure how Panther will attack him, and this match won’t end the rivalry but just give them one more reason to be angry with each other.

Volador says he has a new outfit for tonight. CMLL Gaceta has a note up explaining how to get to Arena Mexico and where to buy the tickets, telling them not to buy from scalpers.

AAA says Jeff Jarrett will defend the AAA world title versus Mesias at Rey de Reyes. Announcers have brought Jarrett up on commentary, but no TNA wrestler has been in AAA since Guerra de Titanes.

Arena Lopez Mateos will have a two day expo on March 17 and 18, leading into an anniversary show on March 19th with Blue Demon & Daga vs Mesias & Joe Lider.

Rob has highlights of 02/10/12 AAA

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Links

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 03/06/2012 Arena Mexico
***March Fan Appreciation Show (Tuesday)***
1) Freesbe & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Metálico & Starman vs Nosferatu & Puma King
3) Dragon Lee & Titán vs Cancerbero & Cholo and Camaleón & Soberano Jr. and Bobby Zavala & Stigma [torneo Sangre Nueva]
4) Diamante, La Máscara, Sagrado vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger [MEX TRIOS]

Again, I think the Atlantida team are slight favorites, but a title change is no surprise.

They’re really not giving Diamante a new name. They’re just going to have both Diamante and Diamante Azul. Everyone will be confused.

Random tournament time! There’s zero explanation of this Sangre Nueva tournament, perhaps that’s coming later. It’s a wide variance of teams: Dragon Lee & Titan are way above the rest of this crew, Cancerbero & Cholo are about two matches apart normally (and neither really qualifies as “new blood”), Camaleon is not teaming with eternal amigo Freesbe and Stigma appears to be the Puebla kid (and Panico/Skandalo family member) who’s switching sides for this tournament.

Nosferatu returns, maybe, again.

IWRG (THU) 03/15/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro de Plata & Astro Rey Jr. vs Pacto Negro & Polifacético
2) Charly Madrid & Chicano vs Comando Negro & The Mummy
3) Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Suicida vs Acero, Alemán, Imposible
4) Freyser, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Alan Extreme, Eterno, Violento Jack
5) Hijo de LA Park vs Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Mascara Sagrada Jr., Halcon 78 Jr., Bestia 666, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Canek Jr., Apolo Estrada Jr., Ultramán Jr., Carta Brava Jr. [#1 Contenders, JUNIOR DE JUNIORS]

Winner gets a shot at Trauma I’s title.

2012 Dos Leyendas preview

reminder: I’ll be hosting a chat and posting live results later tonight. Chat starts around 8:30 pm CT.


All time record (6 known matches)

Negro Casas: 2 wins
Blue Panther: 1 win
draws: 3 – a double disqualification, a time limit draw, and one other draw

Blue Panther vs Negro Casas in a hair match is only happening tonight because it did not happen in December and because the Shocker/Blue Panther vs Negro Casas/Felino hair match did not happen in December. CMLL was strongly considering both matches before deciding to wait for better business for the bigger match, but they got close enough to running those alternates that they surely had a finish in mind. If they had done the tag match, Blue Panther & Shocker were certainty winning, and that’s the strongest reason I believe Blue Panther will win tonight. CMLL was ready to have Negro Casas lose his hair, and Negro Casas looked ready to lose his hair.

The case for Negro Casas is he hasn’t won one of these in a while and the whole Casas family has been losing a lot. I don’t have a good way to dismiss those points. My best reasoning is the Casas family seems unconcerned (and maybe content) with losing these matches, and the tecnico side is much weaker than the rudo side and could use any victory they get. It’s just Atlantis and Panther as “veteran” top tecnicos right now, and Panther’s probably not a top guy if he he’s bald after this.

Recent Arena Mexico major shows
2011.12.16: Blue Panther DQ Felino [hair]
2011.09.30: Rey Bucanero loses cage match [hair]
2011.06.17: La Mascara b Averno [mask]
2011.03.18: Terrible & Texano b Maximo & Super Porky [hair]
2010.12.03: Rey Bucanero b Mr. Aguila [hair]

Negro Casas vs Blue Panther is different from those matches in that it’s not a younger star(s) getting a meaingful win to cement them at a high level, and it’s not the middle part of a longer storyline. Bucanero vs Mr. Aguila is the closest comparision, but that’s more a matter of circumstance; the intention was always to do Rey Bucanero vs Charly Manson as a follow up, only Charly Manson decided he’d rather be in AAA. That also makes this harder to figure – there’s no (teased or real) next step requiring someone to win.

The Bucanero/Aguila show, which also had a minis mask match and appearances from Latin Lover & Mistico, drew 8,300 fans. The Invasion idea was no longer a draw by the point and Negro Casas & Blue Panther are bigger stars, but it was a stronger overall moment in CMLL business than it is now. My guess is CMLL will draw around that number for tonight’s show, and that would be a very good outcome for 2012 CMLL. One single show does not determine everything when they’re you are running three shows a week every week, but it’d show CMLL is still able of strongly building up a match when they put their minds to it, and this has definitely been the strongest built match since Mascara vs Averno.

The rest of the show, including the tournament, is largely irrelevant. Atlantis & Mascara Dorada won the same tournament last year, received trophies, and the whole thing went without mention or reference for the following 11 months. I suspect Rush & Terrible will win this year, to break Atlantis’ streak, to continue the build up for those two, and to balance out the outcome for next Tuesday’s TRT/Atlantida recap. Diamante Azul’s performance and his reception is more important than the outcome, though it’d nice to be a win. CMLL rarely does tecnico/tecnico title matches, so Ayumi defeating Marcela is an easy substitute to confirm her win and move her on to whatever’s she’s up to while in. (Which might not be much, since Ayumi defending the title on the next REINA show seems likely.)

There are rumors of someone returning, be it Alex Koslov, someone from AAA, or someone from oblivion, but I’m not sure anyone should really want that spot. Black Warrior made the surprise return last year, and look how that one worked out! There’s a decent shot CMLL may run a larger than average show on 03/30 to annoy Hijo del Santo, so perhaps they’ll start something for that show. Most likely, the biggest angle developments happening tonight will be happening over in Toluca.

03/02-03/04 lucha times

box

52MX: Mascara/Maximo/Valiente vs Averno/Polvora/Volador

LATV: a rerun

CMLL-Main/Gala: second half of the incredible pairs tournament. This would suggest the final airs on the main show and Panther/Casas is on Fox (if it airs at all). In this US, this airs right before soccer, so you’ll want to set your recording to start five minutes in advance.

FOX: more Estrellita/Amapola, Diamante/Triton/Lee vs Signo/Yellow Fever

AAA: Naucalpan. Full show on Regional, probably the Rey de Reyes qualifers on the main show.

C3: TRT vs Guerreros, part 2.

Mega6: Marco Corleone vs Ultimo Guerrero, the mystery Gitana.

Puebla: Bufete del Amor vs TRT, Blanca/Dalis

Perros: They may be out of Arena Aficion footage by next week, so not sure what airs. High probably of reruns.

ACM: Monterrey vs Reynosa

IWRG: the taping going on right now.

TxT: airs Friday late night. They’ve aired about 3 or 4 matches on the first part of the shows, then aired the missing one with repeats next time out. This one will surely have Santo/V4 vs Solitario/Blanco.

AYM has a mystery show on at 4pm, following a Sobre el Ring showing.

CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-02-04

taped 2012-01-31 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara

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Titan

Black Metal, Starman, Triton vs Èvola, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis:  The Rafaga double run-in was all quite weird and unusual, but that woks here. Triton looked very on.

Rush

Pólvora vs Titán for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship: Pólvora continues his reign of terror over members of midcard tag team matches. This was good and better than the Fuego match (crowd helping) but not great; just a few too many mistimed spots, including the finish.

Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger vs Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Valiente:  The completely random Fantasma/Bucanero issue made this more interesting than a normal random match. Otherwise, it was just about a normal match. Tiger’s still feels like a fill in guy, but maybe getting pins over Valiente will help.

Loco Max vs Virus, Diamante Azul, CMLL France, Titanes el Ring

CMLL (MON) 02/27/2012 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Espiritu Maligno, King Jaguar, Sauron b Asturiano, Lestat, Stigma
Tecnicos were sporting matching green black/gear. Rudos won falls 1/3.
2) Centella de Oro, Loco Max, Pegasso DQ Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
Centella and Virus started, but Loco jumped in to attack the Cancerberos. Chaos from there, but Loco submitted Virus to take the first fall. Rudos beat the other two two to win the second. Virus caught Loco with an armbar for the third, but the Cancerberos kept attacking the other two and then referee Maya for the excessive violence DQ. Loco made the hair match challenged, but Virus refused to do in Puebla, preferring to do in Arena Mexico. Loco demanded the match for his Puebla people, and Virus accepted!
3) Princesa Blanca b Dalis la Caribeña [MEX WOMEN]
Blanca took falls 2/3 to keep the title in what was said to be easily the worst match of the night.
4) Pólvora, Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero b Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., Valiente
Rudos took 1/3.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush DQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
Tecnicos take 1/3, Terrible desperately fouling Rush. Rush challenged Terrible to a hair match, did not get it.

The Puebla Asturiano, Lestat and Stigma trio is looking for a name.

Diamante Azul, who looks exactly like Blue Demon just with diamonds down to the pre-match cape, says the criticism of his look is just people talking. He has no idea if the name change means he’ll be teaming with Diamante. CMLL doesn’t seem to have figured this.The Fuego en el Ring interview notes the press had to wait an hour for Diamante Azul to come out to talk to them.

Todo x el Todo has a poster up for the three way mask match with Santo, Solitario and Angel Blanco on 03/31.

Artes e Historia Mexico has an interesting behind the scenes story of the CMLL 2009 trip to France. 10 luchadors (Sangre, Misterioso, Nitro, Valiente, Stuka, Sagrado, Fantasma, Hiroka and Marcela) traveled to France for a series of three shows over two weeks. At the time, we were told the third show was canceled, but never actually the reason. The blog entry explains it was all too familiar situation of local promoters in over their head, not being capable of what they promised. The luchadors were housed in a tiny dump of a town with no gym to train, one public phone (next to a cemetery) to use and bad internet. They were very unhappy, and more so when the promoters wanted to not pay for the last show as promised, but instead bring them back over the following March and pay them then. The luchadors were not happy with the promoters, and got one to pay while the other just disappeared on his own.

A new book talking about the history of Argentina’s Titanes el Ring is coming out in the next few days, for the 50th anniversary of the debut TV show. There’s an interview with the author here, and there’s a Facebook account from the author of the book (which will hopefully have book information soon), talking such things as who was the Mummy and when.

There’s a mystery show on AYM Sports tonight around 8pm EST. It follows Sobre el Ring (which means it start early or run late.)

Rob has highlights of 08/27/1993 AAA and late February 1999 AAA

Links

Lineups

CMLL (MON) 03/05/2012 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Blue Center, Stigma vs Arissma, Espiritu Maligno, Policeman
2) Centella de Oro & Loco Max vs Raziel & Virus
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máximo vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis
4) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Stuka Jr. vs Pólvora, Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero
5) Rush vs Terrible

Everyone’s getting a Rush vs Terrible match.

Hair match possibly 03/12, but it’s not clear.

CMLL (TUE) 03/06/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Rey Trueno
2) Black Metal vs Exterminador
3) Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Triton vs Euforia, Raziel, Virus
4) Lady Apache vs Princesa Blanca [hair]
5) Ángel de Oro, Hijo del Fantasma, La Sombra, Rush, Valiente vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Olímpico, Volador Jr. [cibernetico]

They’re pushing this as Guadalajara’s Dos Leyendas show. It is a pretty strong show, should be a good TV show with that tercera.