CMLL (FRI) 09/14/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, CMLL Gaceta (4), Kaiser Sports (4), Kaiser Sports (6), Kaiser Sports (other), La Catedral, R de Rudo (6), Yahoo (photos, 1-4), Yahoo (photos, 5-6)]
***79th Anniversary Show***
1) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
Tecnicas took 1/2. Marcela pinned Tiffany with Dalis helping Marcela with leverage. Tiffany challenged Marcela to a trios rematch next week, and Marcela accepted.
2) Ephesto, Mephisto, Niebla Roja b Delta, Stuka Jr., Valiente
Rudos took 1/3. In the third, Stuka pinned Ephesto, but the rudos beat Stuka, and then Mephisto defeated Delta for the win.
3) Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Titán b Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
Tecnicos took 1/3, Sombra beating Taichi in the third fall.
4) Puma King b Rey Cometa [mask]
Seconds were Tiger & Espiritu Negro. Rey Cometa dived off the stage on Puma with a tornillo before the bell. Puma still pulled out the fall with a leg hold in 1:16. Cometa went into the barricade again in the second fall, but came back to win with the 450 splash in 4:26. Rey Cometa is Mario Alberto González, 29 years old, 13 years a wrestler, from Quereraro. Both gave each other credit for their effort after the match, and Puma thanked the very supportive crowd.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Negro Casas, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Mistico, Prince Devitt
Rudos took 1/3, Dragon Rojo beatting Devitt each time and setting up a title match between the two.
6) Rush b Terrible [hair]
Seconds were Toro Blanco for Rush and Rey Bucanero and Comandante for Terrible. Terrible won the first and Rush took the second in usual quick falls. Both bled were said to have bleed; Rush did so from the mouth, and Terrible’s wound is not visible in the pictures (maybe a slight bit on his forehead.) Much less than Volador/Niebla. Rush finally won with the martillo negro. Fans sided with Terrible even after the match, upsetting Rush. Mistico, out to celebrate, settled down his brother, but the entire family was pelted with drinks until they left. Terrible was also sent to the back to calm down the crowd, but returned to get his hair cut (doing some himself) and thanked the fans. In the locker room, Rush said he didn’t care about the boos and they just made him stronger, while Terrible said he didn’t lose tonight, but just won more fans and it’s not over with Rush.
Don’t have an attendance number, just some guesses. I guessed 12,000 looking at the pictures around middle of the show. People who were there are saying 80%, which would put it at 14,000. There was said to be some sections that did not fill up (the blue section on the floor.) It was a not a sell out, and CMLL thought they could get one out of this show.
The actual poster for Heroes Inmortlaes is online. Somehow, I typed in the date wrong; it should be October 7th (Sunday). The Copa Pena looks like a twelve man match, not teams, but the exact format is not stated. “Tommy Boy” is a mishearing of “Atomic Boy”, which makes for a really good mixed match. No mention of Sexi Star as a special referee, but no mention of referees at all so we’ll see.
AAA tapes it’s first show in a nearly a mouth this Sunday. It’ll be nice to have something to talk about.
The Gladiatores say Latin Lover is in the hospital, recovering from an appendix removal surgery.
AAA uploaded the Copa Rio Nilo Konnan vs Perro Aguayo vs Cien Caras match that aired before TripleMania. Hopefully this will mean they’ll continue uploading material.
Estrellas del Ring mentions someone is selling a near complete digital collection of Lucha Libre magazine (1050 issues) on a USB stick. I really should get that, though no price mentioned always makes me concerned.
Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at Mil Mascaras defending his IWA titles versus Gran Markus in 1977 (which will definitely be a better match the Hijo del Solitario one) and Coloso Colosetti.
Lucha Libre in Japan
09/15 NOAH: Ricky Marvin b Bobby Fish, Super Crazy TLD Eddie Edwards.
09/15 NJPW: Low Ki & Averno [O] b Mascara Dorada [X] & Bushi
CMLL (FRI) 09/21/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr. vs Bobby Zavala & Disturbio
2) Triton vs Raziel [lightning]
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Valiente vs Niebla Roja, Puma King, Virus
5) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Prince Devitt vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Águila, Taichi
6) Máximo, Rush, Shocker vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero
Tiffany was pinned and made the challenge in the women’s match, but is oddly not in the rematch. Overall, they decided to just go with build up trios instead of the matches they seemed to be setting up last night. Maybe they expect a drop off.
Lightning match looks real good, as does match 4.