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!