taped 2012-05-29 @ Arena Mexico
IWRG (THU) 07/05/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Dragón Celestial & Omega b Alan Extreme & The Mummy
2) Douki & Eita b Centvrión & Charly Madrid
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Chicano, Golden Magic, Relampago
Oficials want Comando Elite.
4) Fresero Jr., Máscara Sagrada, Negro Navarro b Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Oficial Factor
Mascara Sagrada won and demanded a title shot against Cien Caras Jr. Fresero Jr. replaced Danny Casas.
5) Veneno b Scorpio Jr. [Copa Pirata Moreno, semifinal]
battle royal determined seedings.
6) X-Fly b Trauma II [Copa Pirata Moreno, semifinal]
7) X-Fly b Veneno [Copa Pirata Moreno, final]
Tonight’s Arena Mexico main event is Diamante Azul, La Mascara and La Sombra vs Averno, Mephisto, and Volador Jr. It looks like a very strong match, though it’s one with no storyline leading into it, much different than they’ve done of late. It also features some guys who haven’t been featured of late. CMLL sent out a press release trumpeting tonight as the big return of Averno. I didn’t know he was gone! I am pretty sure a match of his recently, but they do have a point. It’s Averno’s first Arena Mexico match since June 17th, and his first Friday night Arena Mexico match since April 13th, nearly three months ago. He’s been working elsewhere, and Friday night shows have been crowded with focus on the Guerreros, the Invasors, and the women, but it’s still a bit unusual.
The semimain is an attack of the living dead tournament, as En Busca de Un Idolo celebrates CMLL not bothering to take down their banners around ringside with an everyone in cibernetico. The coaches (Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis), seven of the participants (minus Dragon Lee) and Rey Cometa will be involved. There’s no particular prize, but probably a new feud or something coming out of it. (I don’t like Titan’s chances!) Cometa was selected specifically because of his feud with Puma King, and says he wants to beat Puma King clean after all the times Puma’s cheated him lately.
Fuego and Virus are in the lightning match. The rest of the ex-national trios champions team with Fantasma to face Fiebre Amarillo and Misterioso. The women’s trio Hikaru, Tsukasa, and Lady Apache vs Dark Angel, Estrellita and Marcela, which is probably more Dark Angel vs Lady Apache but also the best chance for a good match out of the REINA’s tag team champs.
DTU is teasing participation from Dragon Gate’s World 1 group on a 08/19 show. That group is Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Rich Swann, Ricochet and PAC (though maybe not so much PAC anymore.)
Yujiro talked to the NJPW website on his return. As with many of the NJPW guys, they return back to CMLL trying to push a new aspect of their persona. Yujiro emphasis his controversial antics in CMLL, calling himself a R Rated character. (That seems familiar.) Yujiro says he got in trouble with CMLL and television stations for going too far, but now has a new gesture to show off in NJPW (which is surely the one he was doing in Mexico for the last month.) If he really did get in trouble, it’s probably for grabbing the edecan.
Tsukasa and Hiraku told Fuego en el Ring that the fans in Mexico were very different, some shouting support and some complaining. That does sound like Guadalajara. They already want to return to Mexico.
Rob has video of Super Boy vs Captian Oro from 1995.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
- Sonjay Dutt has a great blog entry about traveling to Mexico to challenge for the CMLL Trios titles, the same show as Blue Panther vs Villano V.
- LuchaMania Monterrey recaps Head Hunter and Neurosis killing an innocent ramp and Tuesday’s surprise return to ACM.
- Diamante says he felt he needed a change to his character, but wants to assure everyone it’s still the same guy under the mask.
- Mr. Flama says Herejia’s mask is going in his trophy cabinet.
- DJ Spectro looks at Lawerence de Arabia losing his mask.
CMLL (FRI) 07/13/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Azteca de Oro & El Divino vs Acertijo & Thunder Boy
2) El Alteño & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Infierno & Magnum
3) Black Metal, El Adalid De Mexico, Máscara Mágica vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Demonio Maya, Skándalo
Adalid is a new name.
4) Solar I & Valiente vs Negro Navarro & Virus
5) Super Porky vs Euforia, Brazo de Oro, Misterioso Jr., Diamante, Espectrum, Hijo del Fantasma, Ráfaga, León Blanco, Gran Kenut [OCCIDENTE HEAVY, cibernetico, semifinal]
final two advance to a final (on a different show)
This is a weird card. Last (and only!) recorded champion is Sheriff in 2004, who is now IWRG Heavyweight champ Cien Caras Jr. He beat Leon Blanco, who gets another shot 8 years later.
Semimain looks superb. I wish I could see that one.
Adalid de Mexico is a new name. Mascara Magica is an old name who hasn’t been wrestling of late.
AAA AULL (SUN) 07/15/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos
3) La Vaquerita vs Keira
4) Cerebro Maligno, Herejía, Judas el Traidor, Rey Krimen vs Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, Tormento
5) Ángel de la Noche vs Terry 2000, Yakuza, Rey Krystal, Iron Love, Sádico, Chucho el Roto, Spider Boy [Copa ALM 45th]
6) Daga, Super Crazy, Texano Jr. vs Negro Navarro, Robin Maravilla, Rocky Santana
7) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Tinieblas Jr. vs Canek & Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
Not to be confused with the similar show they’re running on Saturday. Main event is the first time Dr. Wagner and Canek have faced since Wagner joined AAA (or fled to avoid giving back the UWA Heavyweight Title, if you’re Canek.)
=== CMLL ===
Galavision/Televisa: Back on in the US. They promoted Infierno en el Ring for next week. Probably the Azul/Maximo/Rush vs Aguila/Rey/Volador
FOX: Replay airs on Saturday this week, according to Fox’s own schedule. Guerreros issues continue here (with Titan), plus Cometa/Sagrado/Stuka vs Misterioso/Puma/Virus and Valiente vs Ephesto.
C3: four random trios matches, including Oro/Dorada/Rush vs Rojo/Niebla/Escorpion in the main event.
52MX: Invasors vs Love Buffet for the trios titles, plus Shocker finally gets around to teaming with Titan again.
Puebla: Atlantis vs Black Warrior.
GDL: in permenant reruns?
Terra: Dalis/Lluvia/Luna vs Hikaru/Sugheit/Tsukasa plus minis and opener.
=== Other ===
AAA: new taping, your guess is as good as mine. I’m going with Teddy vs Jack, Ozz/Cuervo vs Brutus/Chessman and Cibernetico/Electro/Park vs Perro/Garza/Psicosis
ACM: who knows. Maybe Headhunter vs Neurosis
IWRG-TVC Deportes: The show going on right now, with X-Fly, Truama II, Veneno and Scorpio in the main event.
IWRG-Vibra: still listed on the schedule, but doubtful.
AYM does not list lucha libre this week.
There’s a show called “El Mundo de Lucha Libre” on a channel called MexiCanal at 1AM Eastern Friday Night/Saturday. I’m taping it, but your guess on the content is as good as mine.