IWRG (THU) 08/30/2012 Arena Naucalpan [The Gladiatores]
1) Sky Ángel COR Matrix Jr.
Matrix Jr. hurt his hip on a dive and could not continue.
2) Eita & Infierno Kid Jr. b Freelance & Serpiente de Oro
Eita pinned Freelance for the win.
3) Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Temerario Infernal b Chicano, Dinamic Black, La Cobra
Rudos took 2/3 when Chicano didn’t get along with his teammates. Chicano is a rudo going forward, and Dinamic Black challenged him to a singles match.
4) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Pirata Morgan, Relampago b Cien Caras Jr., Comando Negro, Eterno, Heddi Karaoui
First Cerebro Negro match here in over a year. Piratas appear to be tecnicos now. Their team won 2/3 to take the match, Pirata beating Cien Caras Jr. Pirata had earlier said he wanted a Heavyweight title match if he beat Cien, and he beat him.
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan b Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [Rey del Ring]
only Pirata Morgan’s title is on the line. Seconds were Cien Caras Jr. & Pirata Morgan, and they interfered in the third fall. Mascara ripped at Pirata’s mask a lot too. Pirata took the first, Mascara the second. Mascara pulled Pirata’s mask and rolled him up in the third, but Pirata Sr. jumped in and argued before the count. Cien Caras Jr. argued about Pirata Sr. arguing, and Pirata Sr. used the distraction to turn over the pin. Hijo de Pirata hung on for the win to keep the title. Capos challenged Piratas to an apuesta match for the year end show in December.
Today’s CMLL show is headlined by Terrible versus Tanahasshi for the CMLL Universal Championship. Both are heavyweight champions of their company, but Tanahashi would normally be the favorite. That’s not the case at this very moment, with Terrible going in to the biggest match of his career. I’m not really not sure a win helps Terrible all that much – people know Tanahashi is supposed to be a big deal, but he hasn’t ever come across himself as one, no more so than Yujiro – but a loss would take something away from the hair match with Rush in two weeks. I’m not sure NJPW is thrilled with the idea of Tanahashi losing (and it won’t be clean if it happens), but CMLL really needs to give their own guy the win here.
Kcidis draws Terrible and Tanahashi’s big plans.
The semimainis a four way trios tournament, with no particular on the line. Volador & Mr. Niebla were scheduled on their teams and seemed destined for another battle, but both are now in the tournament. Instead, the stories seem to be about the Guerreros breakup (Ultimo teaming with the two partners he’s broken up with), and possible someone new challenging Bufete del Amor, who have run thru all their challengers so far. Puma King and Rey Cometa have one more match in the tercera.
Lluvia, missing shows the last few days, will be out 9-12 months due to knee surgery. She hurt the knee a while back, took sometime off to let it recover, and had been working with a giant knee brace but obviously struggling.
Cuervo says he’ll be teaming with Fabi Apache to take on Mari Apache & Gran Apache on 09/16 AAA TV taping in Ecatepec. That storyline seemed to get put to the side during the build to TripleMania. He’s also decided to join the Bizarros, which should make for some awkward group meetings with Billy.
Hijo del Espanto appeared on last night’s Tercera Caida, claiming he owns the right to “Espanto Jr.”, not CMLL or the new wrestler. That seems surprising, since the new Espanto Jr. is the son of the original Espanto Jr., but the original had to get permission to use that name from the family and it sounds like the new hasn’t. Still, this seems likely to play out like the Triton name issue, where the CMLL never publicly addresses the complaints of the indy guy.
Enrique Vera has a retirement show Saturday. The undercard includes a Sangre Chicana Jr. vs Fishman Jr. vs el Pulpo mask match. Pulpo, who seems like the most likely loser (though it’s no sure thing) , talks about the match.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
A show in Nuevo Laredo this weekend includes Tito Santana, and also “John Cena Jr.”
Sangre Costena lost his mask in a cage match.
CMLL (SUN) 09/02/2012 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Blue Center, Dinámikoo vs Fuerza Chicana, Policeman, Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Molotov, Sensei, Stigma vs Artillero, Hooligan, Súper Comando
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Zeuxis
4) Stuka Jr. vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Titán vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
6) Rush vs Hiroshi Tanahashi
Rush vs Tanahashi completes the set of matches with Terrible vs Tanahashi tonight and Rush vs Terrible in 3 weeks. Pretty good chance they all go 1-1.