DTU in Arena Aficion, Shocker vs Aguila, Rayo beats Universo, Mascarita Dorada to WWE, Konnan Big vs Wagner

photo by Black Terry Jr.

DTU (TUE) 03/26/2013 Arena Aficion [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), DTU Facebook]
1) Candy & Zuzu Divane b JC Maclean & Lety Star
2) Artikuz & Hellboy b Chica Ye-Ye & Jhonky
3) Lanzeloth b Rocky Lobo [Torneo Liguilla Premier]
Lanzeloth moves to 1-0 (2 points), and Rocky Lobo is 0-1 (0 points)
4) Black Fire DRAW Angel del Misterio [Torneo Liguilla Premier]
Draw circumstance not mentioned. Both are 0-0-11, point.
5) Cíclope & Pequeno Cobra b Kaleth & Paranoiko
6) X-Fly b Nino Hamburguesa, Crazy King
7) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano b Aeroboy & Violento Jack [ladders]
Bit of an upset.
8) Hacker b Pesadilla, Drastik Boy, Slayer Pack, Septimo Dragon, Principe Escorpion [NWG AZTECA]
Hacker kept his title. Second defense?
9) Flamita & Juventud Guerrera b AR Fox & Tribal and Crazy Boy & Willie Mack

An indy group posted results from their own show! I am so thrilled. It’s the little things.

Torneo Liguilla Premier is a standard round robin league tournament. Everyone faces everyone, 2 points for a win, 1 points for a loss, winner gets to be in the main event of the Mexico City show.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 03/26/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Leo & Virgo b Demonio Maya & Évola
Virgo takes falls 1/3.
2) Astral, Pequeño Halcón, Stukita b Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia
Straight falls. First win for Stukita!
3) Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta b Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Zeuxis
Tecnicas took 2/3, Goya plancha on Sugheit
4) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Máximo b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 1/3, Sombra and Polvora exchanging pinfalls in each round.
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Universo 2000
Javier Cruz Jr. was Rayo de Jalisco’s second. Rayo took the first, Universo took the second, and Rayo took the third due to a distrection.

LuchaWorld explains down the Mascairta Dorada to WWE rumor, and it seems not to be rumor but actual fact; the WON mentioned a Mexican mini was training with WWE, and Dorada says he’s in FCW. No one’s quite sure what they’ve got planned for him (assuming there is a plan.)

CMLL.com posted a Harlem Shake video to promote the Arena Coliseo Anniversario show. (LuchaWorld IDs everyone.) This would’ve been funnier before the Harlem Shake videos died.

Silencio kept the Arena el Jaguar championship (defended in Arena Coliseo Monterrey) over his brother Simbolo Sunday. Match was said to be very good.

Porra Fresa misses the Stigma vs Bobby Zavala feud. The Arena Coliseo Tag Titles need to go Namajague/Okumura to Super Halcon/Hombre Bala to Disturbio/Zavala, and then they can feud with Stigma and, let’s say, Asturiano. Everything solved.

Bill has highlights of 02/16/2012 IWRG.

Rob has highlights of 02/15/2013 CMLL.



CMLL (TUE) 04/02/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Génesis vs Herodes Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
3) Diamante, Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
4) Marcela vs Amapola [lightning]
5) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Rush vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
6) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis vs Ángel de Oro, Shocker, Valiente [MEX TRIOS]
Invasors are champions and are attempting second defense

Shocker tried this with Blue Panther and Brazo de Plata back in January. I think he’s got a slightly better shot this time. Lightning match probably won’t air.

CMLL (TUE) 04/02/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Gallo vs Infierno & Maléfico
2) Acero, Astral, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado vs Misterioso Jr., Olímpico, Sangre Azteca
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger vs La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky
5) Atlantis, Mistico, Thunder vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

TRT back together.

LyC (THU) 03/21/2013 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Legendario I, Legendario II, Legendario III vs Dranser, Misionerio, Scravos
2) Dralion vs Galactar, Slayer Boy, Rey Orion, Epidemius, Gato Fantasma [Copa Cruceros, final]
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II
4) Sicodélico Jr. vs Chico Latino, Genocida [Zero One Mexico CHAMP]
Sicodelico is champion.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Máscara Púrpura vs Konnan Big & Rico Rodriguez

Main event is billed as an epic first time encounter, though Wagner did face Konnan Plus back in 2003. It’s still epic.

I spend way too much time checking to see if Zero One Mexico is a real group. It is, everyone wrote about it back in September when it was announced. There’s not been much follow up, because Zero One Mexico seems to be running shows in Texas. Close!

top six stories of the last two weeks (or so)

  1. Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis signed for a mask match. The date was left undecided, but there’s a 99.9% chance it will end up happening on the 80th Anniversary show in September. It’ll probably sell out the building.
  2. Cibernetico and Perro Aguayo Jr. signed for a hair match. The date was announced as TripleMania on June 16 in Arena Ciudad de Mexico. It’ll probably sell out the building. This match was announced at Rey de Reyes, with the mask match announcement following a few days later.
  3. AAA announced a deal with FactoryMade as part of an expansion to the US. This deal includes a presence on FactoryMade’s co-owned station El Rey (to launch on New Year’s Day 2014.) Their plans include AAA shows starting in the US in late 2013 and running two separate tours (which was announced at Rey de Reyes.) AAA is very excited about the capabilities of their new partner.
  4. Okumura lost his hair and Namajague lost his mask to Rey Cometa & Stuka in the main event of CMLL’s annual Homenaje a Dos Leyendas show. Namajague was revealed to be NJPW trainee Kyosuke Mikami as expected. In undercard matches, Estrellita took Amapola’s hair, Volador & Sombra won the incredible pairs tournament (with Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis breaking up again), and Rayo Jr. returned to Arena Mexico to win by DQ over Universo in trios. Rayo de Jalisco Sr. was honored on the show. The show drew unexpectedly well, estimated between 12-13,000.
  5. Mesias won the Rey de Reyes tournament on the show of the same name in Monterrey. He defeated LA Park and surprise inclusion Canek in the final. Other matches on the show saw Texano Jr. keep the mega heavyweight title over Blue Demon, Fabi Apache won the vacant Reina de Reinas championship, and Fenix won the new Fusion championship. The big news going forward is the hair match and the announcement AAA would be split in to two brands – Dorian led Evolucion and Joaquin led Fusion – but there are few details or other signs of a split so far. The show drew well in Monterrey, estimated as 11-12K.
  6. Ray Mendoza held his retirement show on 03/16; he and his brother Villano IV defeated Hijo del Pirata Morgan & Cassandro in the finales of a losers advance mask/hair tournament. Hijo del Pirata Morgan was revealed to be Antheus Ortiz Chavez. The show drew very poorly, around 1-2,000 people in an 8,000 seat building with a very expensive lineup. Villano V said on facebook that he’d lost $38,000 (USD) on the show. Four days later, Ray Mendoza Jr. came back out of retirement to work on next Sunday’s Arena Coliseo Anniversary show (along with other independent luchadors.)
  • Hijo del Santo resumed his Todo X El Todo shows this past Saturday, defending the CMB (boxing federation) Lucha Libre championship for the first time over evil foreigner Oliver John. Angel Blanco Jr. also defended the WWA Welterweight title he won from Santo last year on the same show, and the main event of the next show seems to either be Santo vs Angel or Santo & Mexicans vs Oliver John and the rest of his evil La Migra. No next show date has been announced, but Santo told the press he plans on running eight shows this year. There was no mention of Nieto del Santo’s upcoming trip to start training in Japan.
  • Lucha Libre USA announced it’s tour dates, with 9 shows between March and April. The promotion has gone from having short run TV with limited reach (and low turnouts) to no TV at all, and appears mostly reliant on doing local interviews in the day before the show. RJ Brewer continues to be the focus, facing off against Blue Demon and Solar on shows. Super Crazy, Hijo del Fantasma, and Melina are among those added to the roster. No lineups have been announced.
  • CMLL held a press conference to announce the Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis mask match, as well as tournaments (Gran Alternativa, En Busca de Idolo), a CMLL vs Independents themed Arena Coliseo Anniversary show (which seems to be getting a Dragon Rojo/Sombra match as well), and Titan being stripped of his national welterweight championship due to injury.
  • SuperLuchas magazines announced it was going on hiatus for at least a couple weeks. It was not announced as farewell issue, but many of the columns referenced it being an end, and it seems at least questionable if they’ll actually be returning.
  • Alberto Del Rio told a follower on Twitter that WWE would be returning to Mexico in September, running shows in Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City. No other information is known.
  • In another Incredible Pairs tournament in Puebla, Atlantis & Volador vs Shocker & Rey Bucanero will be the final next Monday.
  • Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. won Pirata Morgan’s hair in IWRG’s Prison Fatal match, continuing a bad weekend for the Pirata family. They rebounded the following weekend, winning the vacant IWRG trios titles.
  • Soberano won CMLL’s Sangre Nueva tournament.
  • Infierno won Alteno’s mask in Guadalajara.
  • Successful title defenses: Cien Caras (IWRG Heavy), Dinamic Black (twice!)