AULL (SAT) 12/01/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos [Estrellas del Ring, R de Rudo, SL491]
1) Beda, Olimpus, Spider-Boy b Cyber Punk, Magia Negra, Pakal
2) Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, Tormento b Cerebro Maligno, Judas el Traidor, Psicópata, Rey Krimen
17:23. Psicópata replaced Herejia. Epitafio beat Judas in a good fight.
3) Trauma I, Trauma II, Zumbi b Chucho el Roto, Daga, Iron Love
25:28. Tecnicos took 1/3, Trauma II beating Iron Love for the win. Chucho was strechered out.
4) Negro Navarro b Solar I [FLLM MASTER]
17:28. Negro Navarro defeated Solar I to win the championship, taking falls 2/3. Money thrown in.
5) LA Park b Dr. Wagner Jr. and Canek
Lots of mic work before the match, with Park and Canek talking about working together. 26:08. Canek fouled Dr. Wagner ‘on instinct’, then shoved down the referee and declared that as long as he was on his feet, he couldn’t have actually lost. A new referee took over, but was knocked down. Wagner got the visual pin, but Park fouled him and got away with it for the win.
IWRG (SUN) 12/02/2012 Arena Naucalpan [DJ Spectro, Estrellas del Ring, IWRG]
1) Mini Ozz, Mini Psicosis, Piratita Morgan Jr. b Mini Batista, Mini Rey Cometa, Mini Super Astro
Mini Ozz replaced Mini Espiritu. Comic mini match in the style pre-Mascara Sagrada .
2) Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Eita b Avisman, Cerebro Negro, Dinamic Black
Avisman replaced Centvrion, who was otherwise busy this weekend.
3) Rayan & Spartan b Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro
Spartan beat Factor. No ring announcer or music for this match.
4) Bestia 666, Canis Lupus, Damián 666 b el Ángel, Trauma I, Trauma II
Traumas and Angel had problems, and are now feuding again.
5) Factor L Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Oficial 911 [cage, mask, Prison Fatal]
Luchadors were stuck in for five minutes, then had to climb to the top of the cage to get their key, then climb back down to unlock their chains from the cage, then climb out once more to escape. Pirata and Mascara escaped, Pirata actually helping Mascara fend off the various police. All the other Oficials and Comandos came in, fought, then all tried to leave. Factor was distracted and didn’t realize 911 had tied one of the chains around his leg, trapping him and leaving him the loser. Fator is Cesar Caballero, no other info given. Spectro says he Factor was one of the Megas.
The DTU show in Xalapa featured the ring breaking in the semfinal.
SuperLuchas notes there’s an independent Pentagon Jr. It probably has nothing to do with the AAA one, who’s design matches the just debuted Octagon Jr. For what it’s worth, as a follow up to the previous post, I’m being told Mortiz and Taboo are not either of the new characters.
Dr. Wagner Jr. is now listed as one of the characters in the WashaWasha/Tinieblas video game (still mostly unfunded). This would mean AAA (Wagner) vs CMLL (Porky) would take place in a video game, and Dr. Wagner would be part of a second lucha libre video game claiming to be the first ever lucha libre game.
- Alan Stone, said to be leaving AAA, worked an AAA Zacatecas spot show Saturday night.
- Canek wants a mask match with LA Park and Dr. Wagner Jr. I want 27 hours in the day.
- The Traumas feel 2012 was a good year for the Traumas.
- Proyeccion Luchistica interviews referee As Negro.
- Solar talks retirement.
- AAA luchadors thanked the Ciudad Madero mayor for his support.
Lucha Libre In Japan (or not)
There’s no participation on the annual 01/04 NJPW Tokyo Dome show, their biggest show of the year. It’s the first time CMLL hasn’t been on that card since 2008.
Tama Tonga is on the Tokyo Dome card, but not on the last tour of the year for Japan. He should be around Mexico for a little bit longer. Namajague is not the Tokyo Dome show, so his stay looks to be continuing at least until the FantasticaMania shows later in January and perhaps longer.
IWRG (THU) 12/06/2012 Arena Naucalapn
1) Johnny Rivera vs Araña de Plata Jr.
2) Galaxy & Saruman vs Epidemia & Imposible
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, La Cobra vs Alan Extreme, Eita, Eterno
4) el Ángel, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Canis Lupus, Oficial 911, Oficial AK47
5) Bestia 666, Damián 666, Fuerza Guerrera vs Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan
IWRG is taking Thursday 12/27 off for the holidays (not sure about Sunday shows), so the Fuerza vs Terry match they’re setting up here is probably 12/20.
Angel and the Traumas just can’t get away from each other! Neither can the Cerebros!
AAA TV (SUN) 12/02/2012 Auditorio Benito Juarez, Zapopan, Jalisco [AAA (R de Rudo), AAA Photos (Deportivo), Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring, Informador, MT (1-5), MT (6), SL491]
***Guerra de Titanes, 2012***
1) Cuervo, Fabi Apache, Mascarita Dorada, Pimpinela Escarlata b Halloween, Mari Apache, Mini Charly Manson, Yuriko
Tecnicos won because of Gran Apache interference – he tried to hit Cuervo with a chair and got Halloween instead. Halloween and Apache hugged after the match.
2) Daga b Juventud Guerrera, Fénix, Joe Lider, Psicosis, Jack Evans [AAA CRUISER, Ladder]
16’17”. Juventud Guerrera is the champ. No Teddy, no TNA wrestler, and Juvi left early after taking a blow from a Lider ladder. Daga beat Fenix for the title. Fenix appeared to be hurt after the match.
3) La Parka, Octagón, Octagon Jr. b Parka Negra, Pentagon Jr., Silver King
18’53”, Parka Negra and Pentagon Jr. were Silver King’s surprise partners, introduced by Dorian and Konnan. Octagon pinned Silver King get the pinfall.
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
13:13. Rockers took their first loss. Uro attacked Murder again after the match and the Clowns were beaten up despite the loss.
5) Texano Jr. b El Mesías [AAA HEAVY]
29:12. Mesias is champion. Fenix was scheduled to be his second, but Octagon Jr. replaced him. Silver King was Texano’s second. Both bled and there was at least one ref bump and one time Silver pulled the ref out to stop the count, but Texano Jr. won the match and the title with a sit down powerbomb cleanly.
6) Vampiro L Cibernético, Dr. Wagner Jr., LA Park, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Chessman [cage, hair]
30:29. Order of escape went LA Park (attacked by Jeff & Karen Jarrett, who also took his mask), Dr. Wagner, Cibernetico (attacked by the Bizarros – Cuervo tried to save and failed, Fabi helped later), and Perro Aguayo Jr. Chessman and Vampiro went for a long while before Chessman escaped due to help from Konnan, Dorian and a fire extinguisher. Konnan, with the winning rudos, announced they would repeat 1996 and leave with the best guys to a new promotion. Joaquin Roldan told Konnan his contract expires next year (???) and he’d be free to go then. Joaquin had the AAA guys run off La Sociedad to prove they weren’t all that much.
Air Date: 12/15 & 12/22
AAA has done Invasion/opposing promotions storylines since it’s first year, when the opposing promotion was UWA. It’s been near constant since, from PROLLM to Promo Azteca to LLL to whatever Konnan’s calling his group this week. Some of them have actually run their own shows. (Some of them still are – I’m not sure what ‘we should leave AAA and run our own promotion’ actually means to the Perros del Mal.) It’s unclear from the official recap – the only one that mentions Konnan’s contract running out – if the deal ends at midnight on 12/31, or just ‘sometime in the new year’.
It’s not yet clear where this is going. It does occur to me that the debut of a new off shoot promotion starring Konnan is as about as good a place for Konnan to return to the ring as any time.
Vamprio got some hair cut in the cage, some more cut backstage, and ended up with a bit left. I’m thinking that if Vampiro had just gotten his head shaved, it’d take him maybe a couple weeks to get that spiffy new hair do back. (It works for him.) Instead, he and AAA are didn’t deliver on their main event just because they could. Not the first time this has happened – Fabi Apache was the last memorable one – but AAA is caught between wanting to put it’s stars in big apuesta matches to draw fans and their wrestlers not actually wanting to pay the price for that loss.
(Also, if he has a brain tumor like he said this morning, he probably should not be worried about keeping any of his hair.)
(Also, for all our complaining, it does look like Chessman won the feud. A gift win by the sound of it, but you take what you can get when you are the Chessman. Nice of Jarrett and Chessman to get past Chessman’s problems with Abyss and be friends by the end of the show too.)
There’s a compelling case that putting a whole bunch of people in a cage match – a bit we all (AAA included) have mocked CMLL before – is not actually a good way to draw people. SuperLuchas calculated 7,000 people in attendance early in night. It does not come across that full in the photos. This website lists the capacity of the building as 13,000. It includes seats on the floor, though that’s for a concert performance and not something with a big ring in the middle. I would’ve guessed 4,000 people, but I’ve never done the work to see how close my guesses are to reality. The last major show here, Guerra de Titans 2010, was reported as 6,000 people in the WON. That show ran against Rayo de Jalisco and Universo 20000 returning to Arena Coliseo Guadalajara.
Juvi’s injury was to his shoulder, the same shoulder which had kept him out of the ring until now. Fenix’s injury is unclear, but looks like maybe shoulder and neck based on the pictures. (How No other injuries were mentioned. Texano and Mesias bled a lot in their match.
Rockers/Clowns was said to be least match of the night, while Texano/Mesias was said to be the best. Compliments to the ladder match as well. Vampiro and Chessman went 16 minutes by themselves to end the cage match, more than half the length of the match, which sounds way too much for both of them. Some of that is Chessman climbing and missing a moonsault (because he’s Chessman and he must fall off high objects.)
Dorian Roldan went out of his way to note Super Fly is NOT Pentagon Jr. – which makes sense, Super Fly let everyone down and got kicked out of La Sociedad, why would Dorian want him back? I posted a link to Facebook of Mortiz being mentioned as Parka Negra. I’m not sure that’s actually true, but it gives us something to look for when the show airs.
AAA has just 1 main TV in about the next six weeks, a 12/21 show in Acapulco. The period after Guerra de Titanes thru February is normally AAA’s slowest period of the year as far as shows and development, and they usually won’t start building Rey de Reyes until they’re a month out. There should still be Fusion tapings during this stretch – the next one might be announced this week.