Toryumon Mexico (SAT) 05/12/2012 Arena Mexico
[Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Kato Kung Lee, Rock Star, Rolling Boy, Tetsuki b Akuma 3:16, Tornado, Voraz, Zuma
2) Negro Navarro & Solar I b Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Hanaoka, Hiasamaru, Masao Orihara b Aarón Alexander, Alex Diangelo, Amenaza
4) Kana b Syuri
5) Astral & Eléctrico b Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Nitro
6) Akebono & Brazo de Plata b Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Rey Bucanero
two on three, though the Akebono & Plata team probably outweighed Loco Max’s team.
7) Último Dragón b Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Ohara, Último Guerrero, Hijo del Fantasma, Magnus, Durango Kid, Skándalo, Angelico, Nitro, Taurus [NWA IJ, Dragon Scramble, #1 Contenders]
Ultimo Dragon is the current champion, but put up his title on his show, with the last two squaring off for it. Magnus was first one out. Takaiwa destroyed Angelico & Durango Kid with martinetes. Durango never actually made it into the ring. Ultimo Guerrero eliminated Dragon & Ohara at the same time. Instead of just giving UG the win, they declared a three way match.
8) Último Dragón b Último Guerrero, Ohara [NWA IJ]
Takaiwa, now wearing a Tiger Dragon mask, ran in to attack Dragon and took his mask. UG ended up with the mask and was DQed. Referee turned on Dragon during the match, but he still beat Ohara to keep his title.
Hayabusa came to the ring after the match.
CMLL (SUN) 05/13/2012 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Aereo & Pequeño Halcón b Mercurio & Pequeño Universo 2000
tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Metálico, Molotov, Starman b Artillero, Inquisidor, Súper Comando
tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Titán b Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Skándalo
4) Namajague, Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura b Diamante, Sangre Azteca, Stuka Jr.
Straight falls for the rudos, because Sangre Azteca failed to get along with his teammates. Sangre accepted a handshake from Polvora and indicated he wants to return to the rudo side!
5) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Shocker b Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
Sombra beat Dragon Rojo, and asked for another title shot. Dragon Rojo accepted.
Sangre Azteca is not listed on any cards next week yet. Perhaps he can go straight to the rudo side?
I don’t know who decided we needed all the Dragon Rojo title matches possible, but I’m fairly certain they decided wrong.
Friday night’s Wrestling Observer Radio show mention WWE wants to create a lucha libre show to sell to a Spanish language network, as a way of increasing their TV licensing fees. (WWE previously had a similar aimed show, Super Astros, that ran for 18 months between 1998-1999.) A recent Observer mentioned WWE was interested in luchadors, but that seemed just a repetition of what’s been said every few weeks since Rey Misterio Jr. first started to break down. The comments on Friday suggested more immediate action. Getting US work visa has seemed to take a long period of time, so it’s something where they’d have to start signing people quickly even if a pilot taping wouldn’t be for months. We know WWE looked a lot of luchadors last time thru, and this news means they’ll surely be doing the same when they come thru Mexico in a couple weeks.
- SuperLuchas #462 has an interview with Canek.
- the next Lucha POP main event is Black Terry & Terremoto Negro vs Adam Cole & Samurai del Sol.
- Segunda Caida has more Pirata Morgan and CMLL on Galavision 04/14/12.
- XMW is bringing Necro Butcher back on June 2nd.
Lucha Libre in Japan
05/13 REINA – at Korakeun Hall
3) Mima Shimora [O], Tomoka Nakagawa, Ray b Goya Kong, Zeuxis [X], Dalis la Caribena
4) Princesa Blanca b Lady Apache [MEX WOMEN]
– seventh defense for Blanca
6) Yumiko Hotta b La Comandante [street fight, hair]
– both women bled. Comandate tried to leave without getting her hair cut, but was pulled back and shaved.
The news happened after the main event. Hotta celebrated her win by declaring REINA was now dissolved. This was greatly walked back after the show, with the people in charge saying REINA would go on, but Hotta would now be a freelancer and only appear occasionly. Hotta has been the centerpeice of the group in their one year of existance. Leaving wouldn’t seem to affact how much they draw (because they still won’t), but obviously suggests great internal turmoil. Eventually, spending a lot more than you’re making catches up to you. The promotion does mention the whole thing in their recap of the event, so maybe there’s something more going on here.
It could be that Hotta is just running before Comandate can bring in TRT to help her get revenge. Let’s go with that.
IWRG (THU) 05/17/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragón Celestial vs Matrix Jr.
2) Johnny Rivera & Templario vs Star Boy Jr. & The Mummy
3) Centvrión, Charly Madrid, Freelance vs Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro, Pacto Negro
4) Chicano, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic, Imposible, Saruman, Trauma II, Veneno vs 14K, Douki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kensuske Sasaki, Kento Miyahara, Nosawa, Sasuke Secret,Satoshi Kajiwara [Copa High Power]
5) Angelico, Shadow Phoenix, Trauma I vs Head Hunter I, Súper Nova, X-Fly
This semimain is great, because I always thought I couldn’t vote for Kensuske Sasaki to a hall of fame unless he proved he could beat Chicano. Now I’ll have that settled!
The IWRG column in Super Luchas confirms what appears here: Douki is not Shadow Phoenix or anyone else around masquerading as a novato, but a new random Japanese guy.