Jesus Zuniga tweeted out yesterday that Konnan would be returning to the ring in January 2013. Konnan has been talking about coming back for One Last Run for a while, but this is the first time a date has been put to a return. On the recent webcasts, Konnan mentioned an 18 month run, which put the ending around TripleMania 2014. January, AAA’s deadest period, is an odd time to make what should be a big in-ring return. Maybe he’ll be wrestling off TV for a couple months with Rey de Reyes as his first big match back.
Mr. Aguila turned up teaming with Familia de Tijuana this weekend at an indy show, which has had people talking about him leaving CMLL. It’s possible, but Aguila’s deal with CMLL appears to allow him to work his own schedule, so there’s nothing stopping from him working whoever he wants on his days off, with the exceptions of AAA and IWRG guys. That’s the bigger issue here; that was a Promotion Black Terror spot show with AAA luchadors. If Aguila is gone or in trouble, we’d probably find out by him being pulled off the CMLL show tomorrow night. It doesn’t seem like he’s in any real trouble, because CMLL has known about this for all week and not only hasn’t pulled him from Friday, but Aguila is booked for next Tuesday’s show as well.
Speaking of Misters, Mr. Niebla missed Tuesday’s Arena Aficion show. Ultimo Guerrero took his place, fouling Terrible in a sparsely attended show, but which included members of the local soccer team.
Rayo de Jalisco has been telling people (including this week’s Box Y Lucha) that he missed the show in Monterrey because he was never sent plane tickets or a deposit, so LyC has sent copies of Rayo’s plane tickets and deposit to LuchaMania Monterrey.
NJPW”s president Naoki Sugabayashi and “programmer/referee” Tigre Hattori arrived in Mexico to have meetings with Paco Alonso about their co-operative plans in 2013. (So odd to see NJPW talking face to face with Paco Alonso to set up cross promotion; haven’t they heard of uStream and magazine interviews?) They chatted with Kaiser Sports at the airport. They say the female fans would like to see Rush back, and they’d like to bring back Sombra, Volador and Mascara Dorada who’ve also been accepted well by the NJPW fans. Tanahashi has asked for a rematch with Terrible in Japan, unhappy with the results of the Universal tournament. Devitt likewise would like to fight Dragon Rojo. The NJPW officials say they’d like to reward the CMLL fans for the supporting the NJPW wrestlers so well, and they have plans to send “one of the best rudos we have.” They don’t say the name, but Kazuchika Okada is a rudo and the biggest name from NJPW who hasn’t made an appearance in CMLL (though he has worked in Arena Mexico for Toryumon way back in the da.) No word if Okumura & Namajague tried to get Sugabyashi & Hattori to join Fiebre Amarilla.
Negro Casas is headed to Japan tomorrow. He’s working for NJPW thru their 11/11 PPV in Osaka.
The Gladiatores has an interview with Hector Garza from their weekly Perros del Mal podcast, talking about his health situation. He seems in good spirits.
SuperLuchas #484 has lots of Heroes Inmortales coverage. There’s also an interview with Nitro, who says he’s aiming for a return on November 15th. That’s far sooner than it sounded when he broke his knee back in August.
Infierno Rockers say fighting the Air Force will be like going duck hunting with the best shotgun. What an odd analogy for rockers to make. The Air Force is the past, the Rockers says they’re the present.
LuchaWorld has this week’s PosterMania.
CMLL (TUE) 10/23/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Genesis & Soberano Jr. vs Apocalipsis & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Bengala, Metálico, Sensei vs Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel
3) Último Dragoncito vs Pierrothito [lightning]
4) Fuego, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger vs Ángel de Oro, Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Black Warrior, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.
The national trios champions teaming up, for the very first time since they won these belts! And maybe someone actually has a plan here with all the recent Delta/Maya vs Invasors matches on Tuesday nights? So weird! (Alternatively, you could read this as Aguila is leaving and they’re pushing the reset button as hard as they can, but I guess we’ll find out later.)