Niebla vs Volador, Guerreros implosion, Universal tournament

CMLL (FRI) 08/10/2012 Arena Mexico [Estrellas del RingKaiser Sports]
1) Bobby Zavala & Disturbio b Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr.
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Triton DQ Puma King, Raziel, Sangre Azteca
Straight falls, Puma King getting called for a violation on Rey Cometa in both falls: foul around the ringpost in fall 1, mask pull in fall 2.
3) Lady Apache, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Luna Mágica
Dark Angel had Lady Apache in the reinera, but Apache slipped out, cradled, and grabbed the bottom rope for the win.
4) Rey Bucanero b Ángel de Oro [lightning]
Bucanero won via Destroyer.
5) Atlantis, La Máscara, Mistico b Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Último Guerrero
Mistico armscissors on Guerrero while Atlantis beat Euforia. Finish was set up by Dragon Rojo stopping Guerrero from landing the senton de la muerte. Dragon & Guerrero shoved each other after the match.
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr.
Niebla’s team took 1/3, with Niebla sneaking in a foul on Volador in the third, and ripping up Volador’s outfit prior to that. Volador challenged Niebla to a mask vs mask match. Niebla declined.

CMLL also announced the Universal Tournament would start next week. CMLL has 17 champions, but one of those is Prince Devitt, who hasn’t been mentioned as coming in during the next few weeks and is probably the first second champion to miss the tournament. (Edit: Liger missed last year, with Tanahashi replacing him.)

AAA posted brief taping results on their Facebook. Post will be up when they put up the full recap, but it looks like it was just following up from TripleMania: Garza is definitely out of the Perros (and Perro Jr. is feeling a lot better), Silver King is a rudo (and maybe a new Consejo member.)

Cronicas Y Leyendas has video of Huracan Ramirez unmasked himself in 1987.

Lucha Layer Cake recaps 03/31/2011 AAA.

Sangre Azteca talks to Fuego en el Ring about his trip to France, how he’d like to win a world title, and why Smaker shouldn’t challenge him to a mask match. Also, Sangre Azteca is holding a raffle.

Lucha Libre in Japan
08/11 NJPW: [G1] Shinsuke Nakamura [8] b Rush [6]
That ends the G1 for Rush, finishing at 3-5, which will put him in last (probably a tie). 3 wins is above what I’d expect going on, though I’m not totally certain how CMLL benefits from their near future top star ending up last in a tournament weeks before he may headline their biggest show of the year. (In his post match interview, Rush says he’d like to come back next year and talks of Terrible/Rush as if it’s set.)


IWRG (THU) 08/16/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black & Radical vs Comando Negro & Eita
2) Golden Magic vs Chicano
3) Dr. Cerebro, Relampago, Veneno vs Danny Casas, Eterno, Heddi Karaoui
4) Solar I vs Negro Navarro [FLLM MASTER]
Solar is the champion
5) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de LA Park, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 vs El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan

Golden Magic cs Chicano is non-title. Medico is shown wearing a mask on the poster, but they probably don’t have many shots without his mask so who knows.

CMLL (FRI) 08/17/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Aereo & Astral vs Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Olímpico
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Puma King, Shigeo Okumura
3) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Atlantis vs RushTerribleMáscara DoradaRey BucaneroNegro CasasMr. ÁguilaBlack Warrior [CMLL Universal, semifinal]
5) Volador Jr. vs Mr. Niebla

First time Volador and Niebla have faced off in a month!

Rush & Terrible are in the same block, so they can’t be the final. La Mascara & Volador is the likely final in the other bracket.  Rush vs Volador or Atlantis vs Volador or Terrible vs Mascara are the most likely finalists.

Puma & Rey Cometa again.