IWRG (SUN) 05/06/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
***Caravana de Campeones, 2012***
1) Alan Extreme & Polifacético b Saruman & Star Boy Jr.
Alan Extreme replaced Comando Negro.
2) Carta Brava Jr. b Chicano [IWRG IC Light]
Carta Brava kept the title in straight falls. Chicano hurt his leg in the second fall on a dive.
3) Eterno b Trauma II [WWS WELTER]
Eterno kept his title, taking 1/3. Money thrown in the ring.
4) The Mummy b Tony Rivera [IWRG IC MIDDLE, quarterfinal]
Big upset. Seeding determined by battle royals.
5) Oficial AK47 b Oficial Spartan [IWRG IC MIDDLE, quarterfinal]
6) Veneno b El Hijo del Diablo [IWRG IC MIDDLE, quarterfinal]
7) Súper Nova b Dr. Cerebro [IWRG IC MIDDLE, quarterfinal]
8) Veneno b Súper Nova [IWRG IC MIDDLE, semifinal]
9) Oficial AK47 b The Mummy [IWRG IC MIDDLE, semifinal]
10) Oficial AK47 b Veneno [IWRG IC MIDDLE, final]
Oficial AK-47 captured the title. He dedicated the win to Masakre.
11) Negro Navarro & Trauma I b Bestia 666 & Damián 666 [IWRG IC TAG]
FdT took the first, Navarros took the second. Trauma I defeated Bestia. Ref went down, and Super Nova ran in to attack Trauma I, leaving him easy picking for Damian. Negro defeated Bestia to keep the titles.
Said to be a poor turnout.
Friday’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscriber only) had this to say about Volador Jr.
Volador Jr. was reprimanded by management for being too aggressive and working too careless in a recent trios match main event with Prince Devitt. Devitt came in and was described as very professional in the ring, while Volador Jr. who he was programmed with and who lost was asked to and did lose the NWA middleweight title, was said to have been, perhaps out of jealousy, too stiff. A key move was a springboard dropkick to the back that Devitt had no idea was coming and could have hurt him, and there were others as well.
I’m thinking the belt shot that cut Devitt in the head might have one of the others. No one – not Devitt or the TV people – seemed to know that one was coming until Volador did it, and it’s not a bit CMLL usually does. The best parts of the Volador/Devitt feud was Volador being more aggressive and jerkish than usual, but that sort of thing should not extend to unexpectedly hurting the opposition. NJPW probably already had picked their guy for the Best of Super Juniors, but this would seem to hurt Volador’s chances of being used in NJPW (and in CMLL!) going forward.
That’s definitively not the only time he’s done that dropkick. Volador did the same one to back of Maya’s head back during the national trios feud, and it looked hellacious then too. You’re more likely to be called on doing these sort of things when you’re doing them to the special guest wrestler.
There’s a message board post claiming Axxel won the rights to the name Nieto del Santo, forcing the son of Hijo del Santo to use Santo Jr. The son has been introduced as Santo Jr., but I haven’t seen it confirmed elsewhere that this is why.
Rob has highlights of 04/17/12 CMLL C3.
- Video of the hated Epidemia winning the GALLI belt from Bandolero.
- Interesting article about the decline of local lucha in Cancun. The promoters believe it’s because the wrestlers do not look professional enough (though they imply it’s everyone else using the unprofessional people), but the locals surveyed says cost of tickets and the local people not being big enough stars (which might be part of looking professional) are bigger issues.
Lucha Libre in Japan
Angel de Oro’s schedule in the Best of Super Juniors has been announced. He’s in Block A.
05/27: vs Taichi
05/30: vs Gedo
05/31: vs Jushin Liger
06/01: vs Pac
06/03: vs Prince Devitt
06/05: vs BUSHI
06/06: vs Rocky Romero
06/07: vs KUSHIDA
06/09 is the last day of the blocks, and Oro is off that day. 06/10 is the final. NJPW has a PPV on 06/16, and it’s possible he could stick around for that.
If Angel de Oro is going to get a win, it’s probably going to happen in May. Every matchup is a new one for him; he teamed with Lyger only one and never faced him, never faced Taichi, and Romero was about to leave when Oro debuted.
CMLL (SUN) 05/13/2012 Arena Coliseo
1) Aereo & Pequeño Halcón vs Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Metálico, Molotov, Starman vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Súper Comando
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Titán vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Diamante, Sangre Azteca, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura
5) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Shocker vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Rey Cometa’s semimian run comes to an end.
CMLL (SUN) 05/13/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo b Relampago Azul
2) El Caudillo & Halcon de Plata b Exterminador & Infierno
3) Black Metal, Javier Cruz, Leo b Barbaro Cavernario, Espectrum, Sádico
4) Marcela & Silueta b Amapola & Tiffany
5) Máscara Dorada b Mephisto [CMLL WELTER]
Caudillo is new here. Main event was originally listed as non title, then cahnged this afternoon. I guess they were waiting on the championship committee’s approval!
TxT (SAT) 06/02/2012 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera
1) Angelico, Dinamic Black, Saruman vs Alan Extreme, Carta Brava, Imposible
2) Mascarita Plateada vs Loboito [WWA MINI]
Plateda is the champion
3) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón vs Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero
4) Rayman & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs Cien Caras Jr. & Máscara Año 2000 [WWA TAG]
WWA tag titles are listed as vacant.
5) Blue Demon Jr., El Hijo Del Santo, Máscara Sagrada vs Angel Blanco Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Fuerza Guerrera
The WWA tag team titles were sitting in the Perros del Mal offices last I saw. Garza & Perro were the last champs.