top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. CMLL’s 70th Arena Coliseo Anniversary show featured Dragon Rojo defeating La Sombra to keep the CMLL Middleweight Championship in the main event. The crowd seemed most enthused about a CMLL vs Independent match with Shocker, Averno and Blue Panther facing off against Negro Navarro, Black Terry and Villano IV. The CMLL team won, fans threw in money, and Navarro eventually left to defend some tag team titles in the suburbs. Goya Kong won a women’s cibernetico, while Metalico and Hijo del Signo continued to feud in the undercard. The show, with raised ticket prices, did not sell out but still seemed to have one of the stronger Coliseo turnouts of the year.
  2. CMLL started to run vignettes for a new Pierroth. The daughter of the original Pierroth said he had agreed to allow CMLL to create a new one before his stroke and that was all she knew about it.
  3. Blue Demon defeated Texano Jr. in a non-title rematch on AAA’s Naucalpan TV taping. Perro and Cibernetico continued to feud, and US wrestlers Willie Mack & AR Fox appeared (already in town for DTU matches.)
  4. Shocker and Mr. Aguila continue to feud on CMLL shows, with Shocker making hair match challenges (and that match seeming likely.) Shocker’s mini is also feuding with mini Pequeno Violencia, which also seems like a hair match.
  5. Marco Corleone survived the Guerreros to help the Bufete del Amor to keep the CMLL Trios championship, then survived a bad car accident on the way home from Puebla. He’s bruised but alive.
  6. AAA is promising a great surprise for it’s taping in Leon on Monday. I would rate it more as an ‘okay happening’ if it’s what I’ve been told it is.
  • DTU finished one tour – a planned 4 show run AR Fox & Willie Mack with that was truncated to 3 – and announced another couple of shows for this weekend with CIMA, Eita and Tomahawk representing Dragon Gate.
  • AAA held their latest Fusion taping in Arena Lopez Mateos with little news, but a much better looking turnout than they’ve had for this brand the last few times out. Atomic Boy and Gran Apache continue to feud. A local paper gave out the lineup for AAA’s next Fusion taping in Veracruz, which seems to continue the pattern of not a lot of advancement happening on these shows, and there are no obvious signs of the split announced on Rey de Reyes.
  • Dr. Wagner Jr. (in yet another article) and Villano IV (at a Luchas 2000 show where he lost to Atlantis) both tried to talk their way into the Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero mask. Neither is happening. Wagner’s newest tall tale is he’s coming back to CMLL on 09/01.
  • Negro Casas and Tama Tonga & Terrible kept their titles.
  • Mascarita Dorada went to WWE, possibly to have a match with the Undertaker next WrestleMania.

Love Buffet & Pequeno Olimpico keep their titles, Ultimo Guerrero vs Mistico

CMLL (MON) 04/08/2013 Arena Puebla [El Popular (cover), Porra Fresa]
1) Ares & Espiritu Maligno b Meyer & Milenium
Rudos took 2/3, Espiritu on Milenium and Ares on Meyer.
2) Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito b Eléctrico & Shockercito
No Astral, Pequeno Universo 2000 or Stukita. Rudos took 1/3, including Demus powerbombing Shocker on the ramp.
3) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Estrellita, Lady Afrodita, Marcela
Rudas took 1/3.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Mistico
Revolucionarios took 2/3, Rey Escorpion pulling Mistico’s mask and cradling him in third.
5) Shocker b Rey Bucanero
Losing team in last week’s tournament final. Rey Bucanero jumped Shocker, trapping his bad knee in the seats and kicking it. Bucanero kept attacking the knee and pulling up Shocker until Shocker surprised him with a small package for the pin. Doctors checked on Shocker in between falls. Shocker took fall 2 with a reinera.
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS]
Tecnicos took 1/3, beating all the rudos in the third. Bufete del Amor keep the titles and make their eight known defense, tying the known record.

Might be a while before Bufete del Amor get a chance to go for a record. Maximo is headed to Japan (though still not announced by CMLL) and Marco’s Lucha Libre USA tour starts this weekend, so it may be a while before all three are even in the same country at the same time for long enough to set up another title match.

Shocker beating the reigning NWA Light Heavyweight in straight falls, setting up nothing in particular.

I believe Meyer is Espiritu Maligno’s nephew; I’ve read a magazine with him but am blanking on the details. I’ll try to put together a round up for tomorrow.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 04/09/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Herodes Jr. & Zayco b Génesis & Metatrón
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior DQ Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
Pequeno Halcon replaced Stukita. Rudos took 1/3. Violencia faked a foul from Shockercito
3) Zeuxis b Dalis la Caribeña [lightning]
Zeuxis won Spanish Fly in 6:36.
4) Fuego, Metálico, Sagrado b Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
Metalico pinned Nitro.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b Blue Panther, Diamante, Stuka Jr.
First main arena TRT team up since Bucanero’s injury. They took falls 1/3.
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Diamante Azul, Máximo, Super Porky

I would’ve shut down the side had Zeuxis lost that match. Or just been sad, one of the two.

CMLL (TUE) 04/09/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Black Metal & Sky Kid b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Black Metal replaced Metatron. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Pegasso, Starman, Tritón
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Pequeño Olímpico b Astral [CMLL MINI]
Pequeno Olimpico took falls 2/3 to keep his championship. This is his fourth known defense.
4) Rush, Shocker, Valiente b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
Tecnicos took 2/3. Aguila and Shocker feuded. Rush defeated Psicosis for the win.
5) La Máscara, Mistico, Thunder DQ Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Mascara replaced Atlantis. Tecnicos took 2/3, UG pulling Mistico’s mask in the third.

Pequeno Olimpico falls slightly behind Virus for most obscure current title reign.

Vanguardia has an article about the lucha libre exhibit at the Museo del Noreste. Sensacional de Luchas has a photo gallery from that exhibit.


IWRG (SUN) 04/14/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Cristal, Saruman, Seiya vs Alan Extreme, Fulgor, La Hielera
2) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Imposible
3) Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Estrellas, Yuriko vs Astro Rey Jr., Chico Che, Veneno
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Danny Casas, Heavy Metal, Toscano vs Eterno, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.

I always knew, when Toscano and Texano had their first post-break up match, it’d involve Danny Casas and Eterno.

Psycho Clowns vs Navarros is non-title, but should set up a title match with the result.

Second match looks to be great. I wonder how LAS will mess up airing it? Perhaps just running a Hot Fitness promo every two minutes.

La Hielera makes her debut, for reasons yet to be determined.

CMLL (TUE) 04/16/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Idolo & Virgo vs Demonio Maya & Évola
2) Black Metal, Metatrón, Sky Kid vs Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Raziel
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Silueta vs Amapola, La Comandante, Zeuxis
4) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) Mistico vs Último Guerrero

First time this Mistico has faced Ultimo Guerrero in a singles match. Combined with the Puebla feud against Rey Escorpion, it looks like they are ramping Mistico back up again after a slow return.

CMLL on Televisa: 2013-03-16




double Atlantida

Thought less of this bracketmania. The idea they wanted to get across – Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero are a world class team even if they don’t like each other – they did get across fine, but it didn’t leave a lot of interesting matches. There’s less order in these tournament matches than normal; it often becomes just a bunch of moves which exist just to set up pinfall break ups. It’s very artificial drama where drama exists at all. Niebla Rojo and Dragon Rojo were sort of presented like a surprise magic team, but were mostly advancing on the mistakes of others. Rush and Terrible may hate each other, but they still managed to dress alike.