Emilio Charles, CMLL shows tonight, hair match signing, Rey Celestial

Emilio Charles Jr. links

MedioTiempo mentions the cause of death as kidney problems.

Luchaworld has an obit for Emilio Charles Jr.

R de Rudo has video of Emilio explaining how he got the Rey del Beautiful name.

CMLL has some photos of Emilio Charles from around the time of his hair match with Maximo hair match.

Other News

Today’s CMLL show does not have a lot going on in terms of the storyline. The Amapola/Estrellita feud continues in the segunda, and probably should lead to a title match next Friday. Otherwise, the CMLL preview pushes the main event as (2/3rds of the) CMLL Trios champs vs (2/3rds of the) National champs. The matches, including a Valiente vs Mr. Aguila lightning match, look good.

CMLL also has a show tonight in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara with two title matches. Sagrado defends the Occidente Light Heavyweight championship for the first time versus local rudo Rafaga, while Siluta defends REINA’s International Junior Championship versus rival Zeuxis.

CMLL held a contract signing on Thursday for the Disturbio & Bobby Zavala vs Leono & Tigre Blanco double hair match. At least, they tried to – Leono didn’t show. CMLL acknowledged Leono’s non-appearance with a quote from Disturbio claiming Leono was just scared. There’s no suggestion Leono will miss the actual match.  They’ll probably air this as part of the Televisa show this week. There’s also a commercial for the match on CMLL’s YouTube channel.

Estrellas del Ring has an interview with QPPLC minis winner Rey Celestial. He says he started training under Bisonte and Cobra Dorada, but now is training with Pegasso and Loco Max. Rey Celestial is 17, and says he’s been working for this moment for 8 years (though I don’t know that means he started real matches at age 9.)

Another interview with Rey Celestial gives his age as 16. This article is much more about praising the local Puebla Box Y Lucha commission for their help.

Informador has an article about young luchadors in Guadalajara. They mention there are seven smaller lucha venues in the arena in addition to Coliseo: Arena Proyeccion 2000, Arena Olimpica, Arena Jalisco, Club Gorilla, Arena Capataz, Punto Beer and Arena Roberto Paz. I’ve heard and seen lineups for Proyeccion, Olimpico, Jalisco and Roberto Paz, but not the other ones. And those don’t seem to include Dantes shows at Bar F-Bolko.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo with a much better recap of the TerceraCaida show, KrisZ’s news update and the latest Slammin’ Stan.

Rob has highlights of CMLL February 2002

Bill has highlights of 09/08/2011 IWRG.

AAA has the first part of their interview with Taya Valkyrie.

Report from the Christmas IWL show.

R de Rudo Pirata Podcast #3 is up, as well as a column about names based on misfortunes.


CMLL (TUE) 01/01/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Dinámikoo & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs King Jaguar & Saurón
2) Bengala, Black Tiger, Metálico vs Akuma, Inquisidor, Siki Ozama Jr.
3) Ángel Azteca Jr., Magnus, Pegasso vs Guerrero Negro Jr., Hijo del Signo, Nitro
4) Starman vs Namajague [lightning]
5) Diamante, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Black Warrior, Puma, Sangre Azteca
6) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Mr. Águila, Terrible, Volador Jr.

A show! A “we’re strapped for people on because people are still on vacation” show by the looks of the second and third match.