CMLL (FRI) 07/20/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Kaiser Sports (4), Kaiser Sports (rest)]
1) Camaleón & Höruz b Apocalipsis & Cholo
Cholo was strechered out after a Horuz move.
2) Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo b Pegasso, Starman, Tigre Blanco
Rudos took 2/3, Nitro winning in his return.
3) Goya Kong, Luna Mágica, Marcela b La Comandante, Lady Apache, Tiffany
Marcela hooked the ropes to pin Tiffany for the win. They fought after the match. Marcela challenged for a hair match, and Tiffany said no.
4) Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis b Ángel de Oro, Máscara Dorada, Valiente
Invasors took 2/3, though Mije took a shot from Valiente near the end.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr. b Titán [CMLL MIDDLE]
Dragon Rojo defended the belt for the fourth time, taking falls 1/3. This was Titan’s title shot for winning En Busca de un Idolo. Horuz was Titan’s second.
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush DQ Negro Casas, Terrible, Último Guerrero
Straight falls. Terrible was subbed in for Mr. Niebla during the week. Both Tiger and La Comandante distracted Rush, allowing Terrible to a glass box on Rush’s head. DQ finish, but Terrible was more than satisfied, and challenged Rush to a hair vs hair match. Rush, unconscious and stretchered out, did not respond.
Plans can change, but that’s sure looks like an Annviersary main event angle.
Dragon Rojo says the win was harder than he anticipated, but winning a tournament doesn’t mean you can beat the Guerreros. Apparently! Rojo credits watching Titan matches and talking to people he’s faced as a key part of his preparation for the win.
There was a rumor going around last night that La Parka had died. He was eventually in Monterrey (and Tweeting in the airport.) Monterrey is not that bad.
IWRG is starting a Friday video interview series with Golden Magic, who tells the story about how he ended up Brazo Cibernetico for a time.
LuchaWorld has a chronicle of Luchador Versus Dog.
Rob has new Mascara Dorada spots.
DJ Spectro write about the battle of the Star Wars robots.
Cronicas Y Leyendas writes about Japanese journalists visiting Mexico in the 80s and 90s.
A musician is going to try to combine opera music with lucha libre. This would be something to see.
Lucha Libre in Japan
07/20 NOAH: 5) Atsushi Aoki [O], Kotaro Suzuki & Go Shiozaki beat Ricky Marvin [X], Super Crazy & Mohammed Yone
Marvin & Crazy’s junior tag title shot is Sunday. They’re not favorites, but they have a real shot.
07/21 NJPW: 2) Maximo, Ryusuke Taguchi [O], Prince Devitt, Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask V b Jado, Gedo [X], Alex Kozlov, Rocky Romero & Low Ki
Free charity show for tsunami/earthquake relief
Hasn’t come in yet. Will add later.