IWRG (THU) 11/08/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
1) Matrix Jr. b Johnny Rivera
2) Miss Gaviota & Niko b Araña de Plata & Jack
Miss Gaviota’s first match here since April.
3) Carta Brava Jr., Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Relampago
4) Factor, Rayan, Spartan b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Trauma II
5) el Ángel, Electroshock, Trauma I DQ Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. fouling Electroshock after trying to avoid him most of the match. Angel is apparently still a tecnico.
Did I miss something on TV that explained why Angel changed his mind about hating the Traumas? Perhaps he just had a bad day?
The big show tonight is AAA’s taping in Puebla. It’s the first main show taping in nearly a month and should set up the main matches for Guerra de Titanes. The main event is Mesias & Cibernetico vs Texano & Perro Aguayo Jr., which should set up the two biggest matches for the December AAA show. In the undercard, Consejo face Psycho Circus again and Secta Bizarra meet the Infierno Rockers in two group vs group battles. Mary Apache & Halloween were scheduled to defend the mixed tag titles versus Halloween & Faby Apache & Cuervo until Halloween broke his ribs. Gran Apache will replace Halloween, and AAA still lists it as a title match. The show opens with a mini/women/exotico mixed match, where Taya Vaklyrie makes her in-ring debut on the main show.
Over in Arena Mexico, the Guerreros vs Guerreros feud seems to be done for now. Victorious Ultimo Guerrero will instead team with Terrible and Volador versus the current world trios champions Bufete del Amor in tonight’s main event. The semimain looks to continue the new Averno vs Titan feud, while the special includes another Rey Cometa/Puma King battle. The minis match, the second on the card, looks like it could be quite good but is more interesting to see who’s actually able to participate. Demus, Olimpico, and Pierrothito were mentioned as suffering minor injuries in Tuesday’s cage match, while Astral was strechered off after suffering a bad fall, and there’s been no info on any of their status.
The rumors of AAA departures returned last night, with Alan Stone, Decnnis and Extreme Tiger gone. Alan was probably just in for one night to drop the mixed tag titles (and even that much was a surprise) and there was no reason to expect him to stick around. Decnnis already announced he left, and the Extreme Tiger leaving AAA story might have been started by Decnnis. Tiger is not announced for any future AAA card, and this story has going around for a week without Tiger or AAA denying it. It sure does look like Extreme Tiger has left AAA, but we’re still stuck waiting for him to show up somewhere else to confirm it.
AAA put out it’s Guerra de Titanes poster, featuring Chessman, Perro Jr., Cibernetico, LA Park, Vampiro and Dr. Wagner. It’s just a poster, so it’s not the most definite thing – Abyss was on the TripleMania poster but only ended up doing a run-in – but no sign of Mr. Jeff Jarrett.
CMLL.com mentions the upcoming CMLL luchador trips to Japan: Amapola this weekend to defend her REINA title, and Stuka & Arkangel on Mr. Cacao’s FUKUMENMANIA (show on 11/25, but they’ll be gone from 11/22 to 11/28.) There’s also a note on FantasticaMania expanding to three days. NJPW announced announced tickets would go on sale 11/22 (with a pre-sale a couple days prior.) Friday and Saturday shows start at 6:30 local (3:30 Central) and Sunday at noon (9pm). If any of these turn up on iPPV, it’s possible I may do live coverage at an odd hour.
Rey Cometa is getting a title shot – at the Queretaro Welterightweight championship on 11/30. It’s the usual Arena Queretaro crew, but running the AAA venue of Auditorio General José María Arteaga, Queretaro.
DTU’s 11/20 show in SLP includes Eita defending the Alto Impacto, and a mask vs hair ladder match between Astro Latino & Alex Guajarado.
A promo hints at Joe Lider possible showing up in a Monterrey hardcore show on Saturday. He’s in Monterrey on Sunday, so good shot at at that.
Rob has his top 5 spots of the week.
Estrellita says Kung Fu gave her that name, and she wanted to be a surgeon before getting into wrestling.