CMLL (SUN) 04/29/2012 Arena Mexico
***Kids Day 2012***
1) Apocalipsis, Bronco, Cholo b Höruz, Metatrón, Molotov
Rudos took 2/3.
2) La Comandante, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Estrellita, Luna Mágica, Silueta
Estrellita’s figure four is called “Star Cross”. Rudos took 2/3, Comandante beating Estrellita with an inverted campana.
3) Astral b Eléctrico, Bam Bam, Fantasy, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Mercurio [cibernetico]
Elimination order went Mercurio (by Fantasy), Fantasy (by Violencia), Nitro (by Bam Bam), Electrico (by Olimpico), Bam Bam and Violencia pinned each other, and Astral surprised Olimpico with a cristo to win.
4) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico b Delta, Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr.
Fantasma, Delta, Stuka, Marco, Sombra, Shocker and Que Monito threw out shirts to the kids before the match. Kraneo has a new mask design, no longer the half Alebrije/half Kraneo look. Rudos took 1/3, Olimpico beat Fantasma.
5) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Shocker DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
Moved to the semimain. Tecnicos took 2/3, Volador yanking Sombra’s mask.
6) Negro Casas b Ángel de Oro [NWA WELTER]
Moved to the main event. Negro Casas came in as the champion. Angel de Oro won the first with the mecedora, Negro Casas won the second with the casita, and Negro Casas won the third with the casita again. First defense.
Only two tecnico wins, only one by pinfall. That’s a big philosophical change on these shows. Main event is the right decision, one I’m totally surprised by.
On Sunday’s WWC TV, they announced (as breaking news) the return of Mesias for their Anniversario shows, June 29th to July 1st. That’s a month early than AAA is saying he’s back. No matches have been announced, so I guess it’s possible Mesias is just going home to recover from his arm injury and agreed to come out to a few shows and wave at the crowd before he’s returned to health. It’s also possible Mesias might have a miracle recovery in his near future.
DTU is teasing something with Dragon Gate. Over in Dragon Gate, they recently did a bit where if Eita Kobayashi learns 100 words of Spanish by their May 18th show, he gets an excursion to Mexico. Perhaps those are related.
Bill has highlights of 04/17/11 IWRG.
- SuperLuchas #460 has an all Apocalpsis issue.
- The Traumas store opening looks like a big success.
- Cerebro Negro and Vaquerita talk about their upcoming DTU matches.
- Cronicas Y Leyenda looks back at Santo winning the 1996 Gran Prix.
- Perro Aguayo Jr. tells Durango blog he’ll order AAA send the best to the next Durango show, becaus that’s just heo much that part of the country means to him.
- Mini Psicosis has been AAA minis champion for a full year. He has zero defenses. AAA has far less titles than CMLL but many of them are equally useless.
- Mini Psycho Circus hung out with the children of Club America.
- The Gladiatores has an interview with Alan Extreme & the Mummy.
- If you like AAA shows with most of the lineup changed, the show in Veracruz was for you. And that’s one they’re doing for their main sponsor! They’re back in DF for the last of the run of sponsored shows, then can resume TV taping on Monday.
Toryumon Mexico (SAT) 05/12/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Kana vs Syuri
2) Akebono & Brazo de Plata vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Rey Bucanero
two on three
3) Último Dragón vs Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Ohara, Último Guerrero, Hijo del Fantasma, Magnus, Durango Kid, Escandalo, Angelico [NWA IJ, Dragon Scramble]
Ultimo Dragon is the current champion.
The annual Ultimo Dragon show in Arena Mexico, with the usual assortment of Friends of Ultimo Dragon and Random People From Japan. Not a complete card; if the Navarros aren’t on this show, I’d be shocked.
Takaiwa is the Black Tiger Dragon unmasked. Akebono is a big sumo who’s been a very special guest star in pretty much every promotion in Japan (and WWE.) Kana vs Syuri are women who hit very hard from Tajiri’s promotion (and plenty of other places.)
IWRG FILL (TUE) 05/08/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Blue Metal, Imperio Azteca, Pikachu vs ?, Blue Monster, Serpiente de Oro
2) Dragón Celestial, Sky Ángel, Volaris vs Black Solider, Guerrero 2000, Matrix Jr.
3) ?, Acero, Leroy vs Kortiz, Negro Casasola, Templario
4) Chicano, Golden Magic, Pacto Negro vs Batman del Futuro, Guerrero Mixteco, Star Boy Jr.
5) Star Boy & Tony Rivera vs Black Terry & Temerario Infernal
Only IWRG lineup I have at the moment. Main event is based off all four getting involved in the last cage match.
Batman del Futuro and Johnny Rivera are the same guy.
Tercera mach seems to be a Gym Negro Navarro special.