Angle in TripleMania, Mascara/Escorpion, WWE/Mexico, Dinamico II, Metalico

CMLL (SUN) 07/15/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [El Informador (4)]
4) Barbaro Cavernario DQ Javier Cruz [hair]
Barbaro took 2/3. Javier accidentally kicked the ref, Barbaro fouled Javier, Barbaro checked the ref, Javier fouled Barbaro, ref saw the second ref and called the DQ.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

CMLL (TUE) 07/17/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Kaiser Sports]
1) Metatrón & Soberano Jr. b Camorra & Zayco
Soberano replaced Bengala, Camorra replaced Ramstein.
2) Aereo, Astral, Eléctrico b Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito
Aereo’s unmasked debut.
3) Hijo del Signo, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr., Super Halcon Jr., Triton
Okumura pinned Triton in the third.
4) Sagrado b Niebla Roja [lightning]
Sagrado won in about 9 minutes.
5) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa DQ Felino, Puma King, Tiger
Tecnicos took 2/3, Puma once again fouling Cometa. Puma also took Cometa’s mask twice. The reunited cats did not have any issues.
6) Euforia, Rey Bucanero, Rey Escórpion b Diamante, La Máscara, Marco Corleone
Rudos took 2/3, Escorpion powerbombing La Mascara for the win. Escorpion wants a title shot, though the Kaiser Sports report quotes him as challenging for the middleweight title; that’s Octagon’s title, Mascara is light heavyweight.

Kurt Angle will wrestle on TripleMania after all. He will be Jeff Jarrett’s partner against LA Park & Electroshock in the Dorian’s hair vs Joaquin’s hair match. The announcement was made last night on Tercera Caida.

AAA has been working on bringing in Kurt Angle for years. Dorian had early appeared on the same show and strongly hinted Angle would be on this year’s show. TV shows came and went, the TripleMania press conference came and went, and Angle was never announced or even hinted at again until now. It’s such an odd time to make the announcement – Tercera Caida is great, but they could’ve done it in when they had all the press there just last week – that it seems to be a last minute deal that finally came together. The lineup also seems to indicate it was a last minute decision; Kurt may be the best paid guy on the show, but they’re bringing him in to work third from the top unless there’s a lot reshuffling. Maybe Angle lowered his price, maybe AAA was more willing to pay his price because of the ‘meh’ reaction to the TripleMania card, I am not sure.

Electroshock & LA Park vs Jeff Jarrett & Kurt Angle is such a weird match. They’ll be accompanied by Karen Jarrett, who used to be Karen Angle, which will make it very awkward. Electroshock facing Kurt Angle is an odd use of Kurt Angle, but if you absolutely have to do the tag match, he’s better choice than Zorro or Cibernetico. (Putting in any one else is not how AAA thinks.) The best partner would be no partner, and just a LA Park vs Kurt Angle match we’re not exactly getting here.

On yesterday’s Figure Four Daily with Dr. Lucha, Steve responded to a question about last year’s WWE tryouts in Mexico by saying WWE now has no interest in bringing in Mexican wrestlers to use on their shows. Sin Cara’s inability to adjust to WWE style (including learning English) has been a disappointment to them, so they’ve given up on using anyone who’s working the lucha libre style. That would means Averno and everyone else aren’t going anywhere.

Metalico will be out two months with a ligament tear in his left leg. He hurt it this past Thursday catching a Bobby Zavala plancha at a small show, managing to finish the match but was taken to the hospital right after and is now in a huge cast. Metalico promised revenge, of course. Tigre Blanco will take his place on Friday’s show.

Dinamico II has passed away. He was a regular in the smaller arenas around Mexico State and Neza, working in the UWA allied building during the early 90s. He was mostly wrestling on (rare) Arena San Juan Pantitlan shows and LEGEND reunion shows; the last match I have him wrestling was in March.

If you’re wondering why Sobre el Ring aired a 60 man royal rumble from 2010, it’s because another one is coming soon. It’s the Torneo Amigo de Siempre, organized by Carlos Hernández Valdés. This time, it’ll be run in Arena Lopez Mateos on August 11th, and they’re aiming for 70 luchadors. The only official entrant is Canek (who won the last one), with the others to be announced soon.



CMLL (TUE) 07/24/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Thunder Boy
2) Leo & Sky Kid vs Artillero & Súper Comando
3) Black Metal, Gallo, Smaker vs Olímpico, Pólvora, Sangre Azteca
4) Ángel de Oro & Hijo del Fantasma vs Malefico & Virus
5) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Águila, Último Guerrero

A show!

4 thoughts to “Angle in TripleMania, Mascara/Escorpion, WWE/Mexico, Dinamico II, Metalico”

  1. So, and correct me if I’m wrong, WWE is not happy with the idea of mexican wrestlers again because of “their” style and “can’t speak english”? That seems pretty lazy on the fed’s part and I could swear I’ve heard this before. Wouldn’t it better to adapt to the wrestler’s style to help them succeed? Maybe get them a manager as a mouthpiece? Besides, I thought Sin Cara’s merchandise was selling well. Isn’t that part of the bottom line? Just my two cents…

    I’ve always liked Kurt Angle and it’s cool he’s coming in. Yeah… odd match and company he’s keeping in his corner. I wonder if they felt like this was the only time they’d get him so they had better use the opportunity now.

  2. @Stormy: Steve didn’t address that point, but my guess is WWE feels the part of Sin Cara is selling is the mask and the entrance and they could do the same with a wrestler trained originally in the US style and who could do promos and get the same sales.

    entrance It’s cool to have Kurt Angle on your show, but they’re not getting as much out of him (to justify his cost) if he’s along for the ride in a tag match.

  3. Well thats the card until now….

    Súper Campal con 50 luchadores:
    Tinieblas Jr.
    Dr. Karonte
    Huracán Ramírez
    Huracán Ramírez Jr.
    Jaque Mate
    Heddi Karaoui
    Pirata Morgan
    Hijo de Pirata Morgan
    El Corsario
    El Hijo del Espanto 11
    Fishman Jr.
    Hijo de Estrella Blanca
    Estrella Blanca Jr.
    Estrella Blanca 11
    Rolling Boy Jr.
    Dr. Cerebro
    El Oriental
    Relámpago de Plata
    Black Terry
    Hijo de Ultraman
    Sepulcro Jr.
    Hno. Muerte II Jr.
    Hijo E. de Ultratumba
    El Hijo de Aníbal
    Águila Solitaria
    Águila Solitaria ir.
    Axel, El Heredero Nieto del Santo
    Alebrije y Cuije
    Kung Fu ir.
    Súper Porky
    El Seminarista
    Rocky Santana
    Guerrero del Bronx Jr.
    Scorpio Jr. y Troly
    Buil Power
    Súper Caló Jr.
    Terry 2000
    Juan El Ranchero
    Marabunta Jr.
    Chucho El Roto
    Kid Medrano

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