Dorian & Konnan, Maximo, WWE, CMLL

The fourth part of Dorian and Konnan’s AAA interview is now up. They talk about the Psicosis name situation, doing an AAA vs CMLL show (Dorian would still like to do it, both say Paco Alonso is the only one stopping it and AAA/CMLL would turn CMLL’s business around), the possible of running shows in South America (they’d like to run everywhere), new Mistico (there already was a Mistico! you shouldn’t recreate characters – somewhere La Parka cries a single tear – but find and create new ones), Charly Manson (if his legal problems are settled, they’d bring him back), new people (they’re coming! Infierno Rockers are great, Konnan wants aspiring people to give them video of their work and have a distinct look – like Chessman), Extreme Tiger’s chances to go to WWE (none, he doesn’t speak English, but he’s going to be an international star in the US – someone brings up a Jack Evans/Extreme Tiger/Jeff Harty match as a possiblity, but they don’t get much time to talk about it before time runs. It seems like there’s a part five coming!

Maximo (or someone holding Maximo’s phone) was posting to Twitter from a doctor’s visit to check on his knee. He feared he may have torn his ACL, though wasn’t sure.

SuperLuchas notes it’s been a year since WWE came to Mexico to tape Raw and SmackDown! WWE has only been back to Mexico once in the spring, and haven’t been back in Mexico City. The usual fall tour was never announced, after many of the prior shows drew disappointing crowd. In the recent YouTube interviews with AAA (one more below), Konnan and Dorian have noted/bragged their ratings have beat WWE of late. I didn’t catch any exact numbers, but it appears they’re both around 6 rating points. AAA’s was around a 3 last year when we heard numbers, doubling that in a year is something they really should be bragging about it, it’s a remarkable turnaround. At the same time, WWE programming was doing 8’s and 9’s and used to do 10’s; they’ve fallen as far as AAA has risen up. (Televisa has moved RAW around a lot, which hasn’t helped, but it wouldn’t be happening if it was doing better.) Back when those TV tapings were announced, and more so back when the actual TV deals in Mexico were announced, we had this feeling WWE might just blow CMLL & AAA out of the water and take over Mexico. WWE did blow them out of the water for a while, but they’ve been unable to sustain that level of interest, and the home promotions are still making a living. WWE is not pulling out of Mexico, but a year after running TV tapings, they seem far away from taking over.

Today’s Arena Mexico show is headlined by Volador vs Sombra, a rematch of their 10 minute draw last week. I hope they draw again, that’d be hysterical. Reyes del Atlantida are back together for the first time since they lost the trios titles, facing the Invasors.

Ultimo Guerrero says he’ll announce the future of the Guerreros – a new unit or the end of the faction – in the next few days. UG has kicked out Rey Escorpion and Dragon Rojo out of the group for attacking Euforia, and points out they really could’ve succeeded if they just got along in the title match instead of fighting him. He hopes Escorpion and Rojo do fine because he’s the one who made them and everyone knows it, but they just couldn’t handle fame and success.  UG says Rey Escorpion & Dragon Rojo demanded Friday’s main event – those two against Ultimo Guerrero, Euforia and Niebla Roja –  but he’ll take care of his new bad friends. Guerrero is definitive: he will always be a rudo, he will not go to the tecnico side.

Averno feels he made the name Mistico important, still wants to destroy that name. He doesn’t care who’s under the mask, the mask has caused him too much trouble over the years and he’s going to be the one to end it. Averno doesn’t want the mask vs hair match yet, because it’d be too easy and says the new Mistico has some skills, but he unfortunately has to deal with the Avernos.

Rob has the Invasors being mean to Monito and bilingual Shocker. Also, thoughts about the best match of the week, which I’m not reading until I get to watch more than two of them.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.


  • The Poder y Honor show this weekend sounded really good.
  • Centvrion will miss the next 3 weeks due chicken pox.
  • IWRG announced Factor, Mascsara Ano 2000 Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan as the first three in the Castle del Terror match.


Rush is now in Sunday’s Arena Coliseo main event. Panther moves to the semimain, replacing Porky.

CMLL (MON) 10/22/2012 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Akron & Policeman
2) Super Halcon Jr. vs Taurus [lightning]
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Stigma vs Artillero, Inquisidor, Súper Comando
4) Sagrado, Stuka Jr., Triton vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Virus
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Último Guerrero
6) Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Valiente [CMLL MIDDLE]
Dragon Rojo is champion

Valiente won the Reyes del Aire by DQ over Dragon Rojo – that’s all that link said this morning.

Dragon Rojo likely to defend his middleweight title versus Fantasma next Sunday – but he’s got another one, Valiente can win this one, no problem!

10/13-14 lucha videos

YouTube Playlist:

10/13 WWC:
10/14 WWC:

10/14 Sobre el Ring:

10/13 En Busca de Un Idolo (episode 3):

AAA on Televisa: 2012-10-13
taped 2012-09-28 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Atomic Boy, Fabi Apache, Lolita vs Gran Apache, Jennifer Blake, Mari Apache
2) Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker vs Fenix, Freelance, Samurai del Sol
3) Daga, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Teddy Hart vs Jack Evans, Juventud Guerrera, Ozz

AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-10-14
taped 2012-09-28 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Atomic Boy, Fabi Apache, Lolita vs Gran Apache, Jennifer Blake, Mari Apache
2) Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker vs Fenix, Freelance, Samurai del Sol
3) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Trauma I – a few minutes longer
4) Daga, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Teddy Hart vs Jack Evans, Juventud Guerrera, Ozz
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., El Mesías, La Parka vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr., Toscano

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-10-13
taped 2012-10-07 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Triton vs Ephesto in a lightning match
2) Astral, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Diamante Azul, Rush, Shocker vs Averno, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-10-13
taped 2012-10-05 @ Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Sensei, Super Halcon Jr. vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Hijo del Signo
2) La Máscara, La Sombra, Mistico vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Rey Escorpión 

CMLL on Televisa: 2012-10-13
taped 2012-10-05 @ Arena Mexico
1) Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado, Valiente vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
2) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-10-13
taped 2012-10-09 @ Arena Mexico
1) Aereo & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Violencia
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Metatrón, Molotov vs Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Súper Comando
3) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Rey Cometa vs Black Warrior, Niebla Roja, Puma King
4) La Sombra vs Volador Jr. in a lightning match
History of CMLL: Women in the 30s
Stellar Moments
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Shocker vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis

CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-10-13
taped 2012-10-09 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Èvola & Infierno vs Demonio Maya & Ráfaga
2) Valiente vs Mr. Águila
3) Atlantis, Mistico, Titán vs Averno, Pólvora, Último Guerrero

CMLL Sin Piedad: 2012-10-14
taped 2012-10-01 @ Arena Puebla
1) Diamante, Starman, Triton vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Siki Ozama Jr., Skándalo
2) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi
3) Virus vs Fuego for the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Black Warrior, Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión

IWRG Zona XXI: 2012-10-15
taped 2012-10-14 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro Rey Jr. & Johnny Rivera vs Epidemia & Star Boy Jr.
2) Dinamic Black & Freelance vs Comando Negro & Jack
3) Factor, Freyser, Rayan vs Carta Brava Jr., Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
4) el Ángel, Pantera, Veneno vs Scorpio Jr., Violencia Jr., Zumbido
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Pirata Morgan vs Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Pirata Morgan in a relevos increíbles match

AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2012-10-14
taped 2012-09-28 @ Arena Naucalpan

Hector Garza has lung cancer, is leaving wrestling to fight it

This note was sent out by Perros del Mal, Monday evening

Hace unos días se daba la noticia por medio de Producciones Perros del Mal que el luchador Héctor Garza se encontraba con problemas de salud.

Hoy lamentamos comunicar de viva voz del propio luchador así como de sus médicos que el gladiador regiomontano padece de cáncer pulmonar, motivo por el cual se retirara por un tiempo de los encordados, para someterse al tratamiento correspondiente, mismo que contara con 6 quimioterapias, para después volver a realizarle exámenes y determinar el progreso del tratamiento, por este medio los mantendremos informados de su evolución.

Toda la comunidad luchística lamenta los momentos por los que esta atravesando el luchador y amigo, de parte de toda la familia de la lucha libre y por supuesto de la empresa Perros del Mal le deseamos una pronta recuperación a Héctor Garza para poder verlo de vuelta en los cuadriláteros.

Por ultimo le pedimos a todos los aficionados sus oraciones y los mejores deseos para Héctor Garza.

The abbreviated translation: Hector Garza’s health problems are lung cancer. He’s retiring from wrestling for the moment to fight it, and has 6 chemotherapy sessions scheduled. They’ll do more exams after them to trace the progress of the disease and re-evaluate then.

Perros del Mal first referred to Garza’s problems twelve days ago, right before the latest Perros del Mal show, and only saying something would be announced in the next couple of days. Garza was supposed to debut his Angeles Rebeledes faction on that show, which (judging from Lucha s2000 interviews) would’ve been himself, Toscano and Latin Lover once Latin dealt with his own health issues.

Despite missing the Perros show, Garza did work the Copa Antonio Pena at Heroes Inmortales. It’s surprising he participated and the 12 men royal rumble match being quietly expanded to 13 men suggests they had plans to pull him from the match but changed their mind before the show. Garza was last one in the rumble and may have not stayed long. It’s his last match for the moment. Garza was scheduled to work in Monterrey this Sunday, but the promotion announced he would be off the card this afternoon, as news started to get out.

I hope Hector has a full and speedy recovery.