Gonzalo Lòpez Peralt of Yahoo reports Rayo de Jalisco will be the wrestler honored as part of CMLL’s Dos Leyendas. CMLL hasn’t been always on the best of terms with Rayo de Jalisco Jr., but that’s the same way with everyone who used to work for them and Junior will likely appear at the show. Dos Leyendas always honors the promotion’s founder, Salvador Lutteroth and one of the past stars of the promotion. It was always Santo until the falling out with Hijo del Santo, and it’s been Perro Aguayo, Black Shadow, Cavernario Galindo, Ray Mendoza, Angel Blanco, and Bobby Bonales in past years. CMLL doesn’t have a publicized Hall of Fame, and this is their closest equivalent.
Odd situation with Mistico yesterday. He was pulled from tonight’s card in Guadalajara yesterday, leading some dope to believe he might be injured already, but Mistico was fine enough to wrestle Monday night in Puebla. Not sure why he is off the Guadalajara show; maybe he’s scheduled elsewhere we don’t know about yet. Shocker replaces him tonight.
CMLL hypes tonight’s card around Blue Panther vs Negro Casas and Metalico vs Bobby Zavala & Disturbio. Really, everything’s suddenly coming up Metalico. They even have a quote for Metalico, saying the two young rudos got lucky against Leono & Tigre Blanco but shouldn’t try him.
DTU has their show tonight in Arena Aficion. Main event is Ciclope & Perro Mocho vs Aeroboy & Violento Jack vs Drastick Boy & Pesadilla where there will be no mat/canvas in the ring, just the wood planks underneath. (Someone’s going thru the ring is the spot here.)
The FULL show in Spain with Tinieblas Jr., Mesias, Dr. Wagner Jr., Dark Angel show for March looked very unlikely has been canceled. That link article believes the show will be instead take place in May.
El Luchador starts on MTV Tr3S in the US on March 10th. It looks like they’re starting with the first, Magnus-rific, season.
Terra has fall finishes of Sunday’s Arena Coliseo show, including the two matches which didn’t air. Herodes lands right on Oro Jr.’s head on a senton. I think it’s fair to bring up how Oro died every time one of the other Gen12 guys nearly kills Oro Jr., but they really could lay off it the rest of the time.
Mesias, Blue Demon, Axxel, Octagon Jr., Laredo Kid and the Head Hunters are among those scheduled for the debut of the WWL promotion in Puerto Rico. Mesias, who remains a big deal in Puerto Rico and is probably the big draw here, was working for WWC last month and this seems like an opposition group. Laredo Kid has been highlighted on their web TV show, and the promotion is teasing deals with AAA and TNA. Any promotion that is bringing in so many guys seems to be in danger of not making it past it’s first show (or at least not paying guys after their first show but then changing their name to run a second), but good luck to them.
Puebla will be holding another licensing exam on Sunday, with Virus, Black Tiger and Black Cuellar evaluating the luchadors. 25 luchadors have signed up to train, including one female wrestler (“Lady Amazona”, which sounds like the luchadora who’s already been wrestling in IWRG which is supposedly a commissioned promotion.)
LuchaWorld has KrisZ news update.
Rob has highlights of Volador Jr. vs Rey Escorpion.
Bill has highlights of 11/10/2011 IWRG.
- Extreme Rising has a trailer up for their Bestia 666 DVD.
- Video of the Arena Jalisco de Guadalajara anniversary cage match.
- The Ultimo Guerrero picture on Saturday’s Arena Lopez Mateos poster is all the way blacked out now, but it’s clearly still Ultimo Guerrero. If Ultimo is working in nothern Mexico and El Paso this weekend, it’s not going to be him, but they can’t just take his photo off for whatever reason.
- Proyeccion Luchistica has a podcast interview with Ray Mendoza Jr.
- Photos from the monthly Mask Expo and VideoNemesis has interviews with Hombre Bala and Rocky Santana from that show.
CMLL (SUN) 02/24/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Freesbe & Génesis vs Guerrero Negro Jr. & Ramstein
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Stigma, Super Halcón Jr. vs Artillero, Súper Comando, Taurus
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Dark Angel, Estrellita vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
4) Ángel de Oro vs Ephesto [lightning]
5) Fuego, Máximo, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Niebla Roja, Shigeo Okumura
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Mistico vs Averno, Rey Escorpión, Volador Jr.
Mistico’s first Arena Coliseo match under that name. His last Dragon Lee match was here, where they had Niebla Roja destroy the mask for no particular reason seeing as it was never mentioned again. Mistico has largely worked outside shows on Sundays, but also some Arena Coliseo Guadalajara shows. Main could be very good.
It sure does look like Namajague & Okumura can get their title shot (maybe as soon as next week) if they can get a win this week.
I really don’t need to see Estrellita vs Amapola & Ladies del Polanco again. Interesting that both presumed Dos Leyendas matches are now on Sunday.
Probably skip the opener.
CMLL (SUN) 02/24/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Azteca de Oro & El Hippie vs Acertijo & Demonio Rojo
2) Smaker vs Mr. Trueno
3) El Alteño & León Blanco vs Espectrum & Infierno
4) Leo vs Black Metal [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
Leo is champion, attempting first defense
5) Máscara Dorada & Super Porky vs Mr. Águila & Pólvora
6) Olímpico vs Shocker [OCCIDENTE HEAVY]
Olimpico is champion, attempting first defense
Occidente Heavyweight Championship is exactly the title Shocker should be holding at this point.
CMLL (MON) 02/25/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Tigre Rojo Jr. vs Akron, Blue Center, Saurón
2) Metálico, Molotov, Pegasso vs Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Taurus
3) Pequeño Olímpico vs Astral [CMLL MINI]
Pequeno Olimpico is champ, going for his third defense.
4) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada vs Black Warrior, Ephesto, Puma
5) La Sombra, Mistico, Thunder vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
Sombra, Mistico, Thunder is some trio. I guess Thunder’s okay now? Well, feeling better, okay is debatable at best.
Olimpico has been champ for 3 years, and he’s only going to his third defense. (And he really should keep the title anyway.)