CMLL (MON) 12/03/2012 Arena Puebla [@JavierLopezDiaz (5), @JavierLopezDiaz (6), Porra Fresa]
1) Espiritu Maligno & King Jaguar b Asturiano & Black Tiger
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Demus 3:16 b Astral [lightning]
Demus gave Astral a valagueza, then picked him up and dropped him with the martillo negro for the win in under five minutes.
3) Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Ramstein b Camaleón, Soberano Jr., Starman
Rudos took 2/3.
4) Fuego, Pegasso, Stigma b Bronco, Hijo del Signo, Taurus
Taurus replaced Nitro, apparently not ready to return yet. Bronco did return, and is back doing his top rope splash in the first fall. Tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Tiger b Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
6) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Máximo DQ Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, UG fouls Atlantis.
Maybe setting an Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero match here in a couple weeks.
CMLL (TUE) 12/04/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) El Divino & Sky Kid b Èvola & Thunder Boy
tecnicos took 2/3
2) Exterminador & Magnum b Leo & Metatrón
Rudos took 1/3.
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
Cancerberos won in straight falls when they got away with pulling Skandalo’s mask. They beat up the Tuareg and Isis after the match.
4) Rey Cometa, Sagrado, Tritón b Namajague, Puma, Shigeo Okumura
Puma went for Triton’s mask, but Tritón countered it and beat him.
5) Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Titán b Dragón Rojo Jr., Negro Casas, Psicosis
Tecnicos won in a short match. Angel de Oro challenged Negro Casas for a title shot.
This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter mentions Pentagon Jr. is Dark Dragon. That had been the rumor. It’s a really good spot for him and for Octagon Jr., who should have some good matches with him. The newsletter also says the show drew 7,500. Again, it did not look that full in the pictures.
Texano Jr. is not surprised he’s champion – he promised he’d beat that foreigner, Mesias talked a lot, but Texano won anyway. Texano is proud to be the only double champion in the company and thanks Dorian & Konnan for their recent support. He’s looking at defending his title versus Cibernetico, Mesias and even other rudos.
Monclova has an interview with ex-luchador Alberto Mora. He talks about crazed fans, and a time he saw his partner Herodes being stabbed by a fan on the outside, so he dove off the top rope onto the fan to break it up, then knocked out the fan with a chair shot which caused the rest of the crowd to want to kill him. He’s also standing for a photo with El Pantera (a different one.)
DJ Spectro has info about two more digital collections of lucha magazines from the 60s to the 80s. The last one of these, from this past summer, cost just a bit less than $200 and required accessing the Mexican banking system in a way I didn’t understand, so I know I thought about it but never did it. (Did anyone else?) It seems like content you’re not likely to get in and definitely not scanned in already (a real pain.)
AAA has part one of it’s interviews with all the Octagons and their 15 minute preview/hype segment for Mesias & Texano Jr. that’ll air on TV before the match.
This week’s AAA Fusion show is the (first part?) of the Hector Garza tribute show, with the XMW match and the opener. This week’s Tercera Caida is from their trip to Japan, with Super Crazy taking over the show and lots of interviews with foreigners on tour.
Bill has highlights of 08/25/2011 IWRG
- Luchas 2000 #649 has Salma Hayek and El Hijo del Santo.
- Juvi says Daga’s success has gone to his head. He would know.
- R de Rudo interviews in Taya Valkyrie.
- There’s a benefit show in memory of Hijo de Andy Barrow this Friday in Guadalajara.
- The latest Perros del Mal podcast has interviews with Chessman, Pentagon Jr., Texano and Psicosis.
- Psycho Circus will sign autographs in Puebla.
- Alberto del Rio’s favorite Mil Mascaras mask is the one with the shark teeth.
Lucha Libre in Japan
Violento Jack & Aeroboy will go to Japan for a deathmatch against Jun Kasai & Masashi Takeda in 12/25. It’s for FREEDOMS, a small promotion running Korakuen Hall.
IWRG (SUN) 12/09/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Mini Batista, Mini Rey Cometa, Mini Super Astro vs Mini Police Man, Mini Rock Spirit, Piratita Morgan
2) Centvrión, Cerebro Negro, Freelance vs Alan Extreme, Eita, Imposible
3) Oficial AK47 & Oficial Fierro vs Rayan & Spartan
4) Dr. Cerebro, el Ángel, Trauma II vs Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Oficial 911
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Trauma I vs Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Dr. Wagner
This is supposed to be the last IWRG on AYM show to air in the US – the network is being dropped in the US on 12/12 – so we’ll get the set up to some matches which don’t seem to be happening until later in the year. It was fun while it lasted (which is also what we’ll be saying about the segundas.)
DTU (SUN) 12/16/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano vs Avaricia & Talaxis and Rey Celestial & Slayer Pack
2) Cósmico vs Celestial, Rocky Lobo, Angel del Misterio, Lanzelot, Septimo Dragon, Konami, Extreme Boy
3) Keira vs Felina Metalica, Paloma Rouse, Sherry Diva
4) Nino Hamburguesa & Tacubo vs Araña de Plata Jr. & Pequeno Cobra
5) Eita vs Tribal, Hacker, Principe Halcon, Eterno, Sádico [DTU AI]
6) Rich Swann vs Flamita
7) Black Fire & Psicosis vs ? & Cerebro Negro and Pesadilla & Super Mega and Hormiga & Joe Lider
8) Demente Extreme vs Paranoiko, Perro Mocho Jr., Onita Santana [hair, mask]
9) Drastik Boy vs Aero Boy, Ciclope [mask]
I screwed this up before; the SLP three way match is just a preview of the masks match and that’s only happening on this show.
A promo with Swann aired on Tercera Caida to announce him as being on this show (and the 12/11 one.)
No Crazy Boy return after all.