Maximo worked Guadalajara Tuesday night, so poor guy. I’m still just looking thru all the stuff I have to catch up on, so I’m not sure if this was mentioned elsewhere previously, but it was the first I heard of it too.
Apparently, Mistico worked the show, his second match back and his second match in about 18 hours. And…
De última hora: Místico se resintió esta mañana en la Arena Mexico de su lesión y ha sido trasladado de emergencia al hospital.
…it’s also his latest injury. There’s no mention of what he hurt or how he hurt it, or really even how bad it is. Being taken to emergency is a never a good sign, so I’m assuming this is severe enough to keep him out a while. Again, this is a private show, so we may not actually see what actually happen and will only find out more if CMLL shares it.
This injury is an unbelievably cruel turn of events. I’m not a big fan of this Mistico, and I’m definitely not a big fan of how CMLL’s using him, but this is just tragic right now and all I want to do is be sympathetic. I’m also afraid the reality of the situation was Mistico wasn’t completely healthy, but he was back because CMLL needed him to be back – possibly as much for this mystery Wednesday 10 AM show as for NJPW – and it’s Mistico who pays the price. Third major injury in six months. Lucha libre is not a pain free sport, but it’s not meant to be this either. You’re doing it wrong.
I hope Mistico gets whatever rest he needs this time. And I hope there are some angry people who force some changes here. This should not be continuing.
No idea where this leaves the NJPW shows; not sure if there’d be visa issues with sending a replacement or if that could be worked out in time. Easiest option might just be moving Mascara Dorada or Titan up to Mistico’s spot – but then, that’s been the easiest option all along.
AAA TV (FRI) 01/18/2013 Gimnasio Agustín Millán, Toluca
1) Dinastía & Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Charly Manson
2) Atomic Boy, Fabi Apache, Lolita vs Gran Apache, Jennifer Blake, Mari Apache
3) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu vs Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
4) Fénix, Octagón, Octagón Jr. vs Daga, Pentagón Jr., Silver King
5) Cibernético & La Parka vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Parka Negra
Air Date: 02/02
You can barely see in the shrunken version of the poster there, but it says “La Primera Funcion De Una Nueva Era.” I could do without more “Nueva Era”s. Just call it something else.
If Mini Abismo makes the match, it’s his first appearance on a TV taping since the dark match for Guerra de Titanes 2010. If he’s back to 100%, that’s a good match.
The Atomic Boy/Gran Apache issue, which seemed to get shifted off to the side the last couple months while they focused on Apaches/Halloween/Cuervo, returns here. That match looks good as well, as well as Rockers vs Secta.
Semimain is five guys probably up for a good match and also Octagon. Pentagon Jr. is always good but Silver King seemed extra committed to the Octagon Jr. project at Guerra de Titanes, hope that continues here.
Main event – and rest of the show really – seems like keeping things in place but not advancing anything. It’s January. Cibernetico got a pin on Perro Aguayo back in Acapulco, so this is probably time for Parka Negra to pick up a win or Perro to get one back.
They haven’t announced a next taping yet, though it might not be until February.