Mistico lives, resumes career of near death experiences

Wednesday, one of the many questions I had was “why do you run a paid private show on Wednesday morning (instead of a more usual time)?” Well, you run a paid private show on Wednesday morning because you’ve already booked Saturday for a different, paid, private show. This one is for Servicio Panamericano union.

And who should appear on this show

…but our dear amigo Mistico! He’s alive! He’s in one piece! All good news. He’s wearing even more protection on his shoulder, as if they’ve found the magic shoulder formula. I hope so! I don’t think so! But if he’s working here, he’ll be on the Fantasticamania shows, and so at least that part of the story is no longer a story. The part of the story about CMLL putting a guy who’s clearly still damaged and appears to be a danger to himself goes on.

Luchadors are crazy people. CMLL is run by luchadors.

CMLL back on US’s Fox Sports Espanol

Fox Sports Deportes (US version) is now listing a couple of lucha shows show on Sunday evening.

6pm ET has Expediente Fox Sports “El Santo”, a one hour documentary on Santo produced last year. (Some photos here. It doesnt’t seem like it made it online.)

7pm ET has “Lucha Libre CMLL”. Which is – dunno. It’s always tough to tell. The easiest answer is just the same show that airs on Fox Sports Deportes in Mexico – this week, that’d be Rey Cometa vs Namajague, and the tercera and main event from this past week. CMLL programming scarcely makes that much sense, so it could be a random rerun, or a completely different show. CMLL also does it’s best to deny the existence of their television programming, even more so with the shows which air outside of Mexico, so no information is expected to be provided about this one.

Fox Sports Deportes (US version) previously showed CMLL from 2006-2009 (though not particularly consistently.) The last match they showed was Dos Caras Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero, which seems very long ago. The show moved around a lot during that era due to sports commitments, and it seems like it already will if it’s returned to FSE – the show is listed at 3pm ET next Saturday.

Bufete del Amor painfully keep the trios championship

photo by CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 01/11/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLLYahoo! Deportes]
1) Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcón Jr. b Herodes Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Estrellita, Luna Mágica, Silueta b Amapola, Tiffany, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Namajague, Puma, Tiger
Straight falls. Namajague pulled Stuka’s mask for the DQ in the first fall, then the tecnicos distracted the referee so Stuka could successfully pull that trick on Namajague in the second.
4) Diamante Azul b Rey Escorpión [lightning]
German suplex in just under eight minutes
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush DQ Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr. [CMLL TRIOS]
Marco Corleone, Rush and Maximo kept the titles, taking falls 1/3. Falls of 6, 4:56, and about 7:56. Rush snuck in a foul on Volador for the winning pinfall. Psicosis, who was already eliminated, ran back in and fouled Rush. He was caught for the DQ. Challenges followed, including masks vs hair.

Poor Namajague. Amapola/Estrellita appears to be going nowhere. Did not hear an update on Mistico on RadioCMLL.

CMLL 52MX aired Pequeno Reyes del Aires and the main event from Sunday.

Princesa Blanca says she knows how to beat Marcela.

R de Rudo has requests for 2013.

Cronicas and Leyendas looks back at Canek vs Don Corleone, and Felino vs Ciclon Ramirez.


CMLL (FRI) 01/18/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Soberano Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Pegasso, Starman, Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Vangelis, Virus
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Puma [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Super Porky, Valiente vs Averno, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Shocker

Those who aren’t going to Japan. Namajague continues facing his torturers.