AAA Fusion (SUN) 05/26/2013 Deportivo Toltitlan, Tultitlan, Estado de Mexico
1) Flamita, Gotita De Plata, Saturno vs Carta Brava Jr., Danny Casas, Eterno
2) Chica Ye-Ye & Pasion Kristal vs Mamba & Yuriko
3) Dinastía & Máscarita Divina vs Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Charly Manson
4) Alebrije, Espíritu, Súper Fly vs Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
5) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Halloween & Psicosis
6) Cibernético & El Mesías vs Chessman & Parka Negra
Air Date: 05/30 and 06/06 (and 06/13 if they stretch things out.) That means they’ll be pulling from other tapings for 05/23, but that’s the last week of that for now.
First Fusion branded taping since 04/06. This will be 3 tapings in 9 days starting Friday, and 4 tapings in 2 weeks going back to Sunday. If Evolucion, Fusion, and Sin Limite will all be separate TV show with separate tapings for each two weeks of TV, they’re going to need about six tapings a month and stretches like this will be the norm. It’s still not totally clear that’s what’s going on so we’ll just find out together.
This is possibly the last Fusion taping for Cibernetico, Mesias, Chessman, Halloween, Psicosis, Espiritu, Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mamba and Yuriko, who are all on the Evolucion brand. They could squeeze in one more taping before TripleMania.
They’ve done that Mexican Powers vs Perros del Mal match so many times. The Perros members change around, but it’s the same match. But I guess it’s over after the split?
Minis match may be a MOTYC.
Chica Ye-Ye is an exotico who’s worked in DTU a lot. There’s a Gotita de Plata in Hidalgo.He’s 14 or 15. A Gotita de Plata was in QPPLC last year – I think it was this teenager and he’ll be on TV, but it’d be amazing for a guy that young to make it that far. If it IS the 14-15 year old, someone needs to interview him to ask how he made it to the big show before he can even drive. (And Arturo Cruz probably will.) That’s a very young tecnico trio.
CMLL (TUE) 05/14/2013Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Guerrero Negro Jr. & Zayco b Metatrón & Oro Jr. Metatron replaced Oro Jr.
2) Metálico, Soberano Jr., Stigma b Artillero, Hijo del Signo, Súper Comando Metalico and Signo continue to feud. Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Luna Mágica, Marcela, Silueta b Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany Sugeith replaced Zeuxis. Tecnicas took 2/3.
4) Hijo del Fantasma b Shigeo Okumura [lightning] Phantom Attack in 5:33.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Titán b Morphosis, Mr. Águila, Psicosis Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente Rudos took 1/3.
The (maybe) Cadetes del Aire have beat the Revolucinarios and the sort-of-Avernos, and have lost to the Guerreros and TRT.
CMLL (TUE) 05/14/2013Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Demonio Maya & Sádico b Bengala & Robin Local GDL rudos beat DF tecnicos in 1/3.
2) Disturbio b Sky Kid Possibly a lightning match. Disturbio won via crab.
3) Bárbaro Cavernario, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura b Gallo, Rey Cometa, Tritón Rudos took 1/3, Namajague sneaking in a foul on Rey Cometa.
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., La Máscara b Felino, Misterioso Jr., Olímpico Tecnicos took 1/3, Mascara pinning Felino with a casita.
5) La Sombra, Máximo, Rush b Negro Casas, Shinsuke Nakamura, Volador Jr. Tecnicos took 2/3, Maximo kiss of death to Volador for the win
AAA held a press conference in Puebla to hype Friday’s taping. Texano Jr. and Chessman insisted they are fighting each other, and only each other, in the title match at TripleMania. No fooling! They noted at the press conference that this will be Lucky Boy’s return to his hometown. I’d say he’d do something crazy for the occasion, but he always does something crazy. Texano and Chessman also did an autograph signing.
An AAA article on the La Parka/Villano IV argument has Parka saying V4 is bringing in his brothers for the TripleMania match. Parka is picking Octagon as a partner but does not say the third man. This seems like a nice match to stretch your legs.
REINA announced their June cards with CMLL particpation
Dump Matsumoto vs Goya Kong (CMLL)
Makoto vs Estrellita
Leon & Ray & Rabbit MIU vs Mima Shimoda & Tiffany & Marcela
Marcela vs Ray – CMLL Women’s title match if Marcela is still champion
GAMI & Ayumi Kurihara vs Tiffany & Goya Kong
Leon vs Estrellita – REINA International Women Championship
NJPW announced their annual G1 tournament will take place from August 1 to August 11, which means someone from CMLL is probably heading over during that time. Since everyone only does a league tournament once and Rush and Sombra has already gone, it’s most likely Terrible’s turn.
CMLL (TUE) 05/21/2013Arena Mexico
1) Fresbee & Magnus vs Espanto Jr. & Herodes Jr.
2) Lady Afrodita, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Tiffany Lluvia’s return from knee surgery
3) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Sagrado vs Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Virus
4) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Puma
5) Hijo del Fantasma vs Misterioso Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo] first match for both
6) Valiente vs Sangre Azteca [En Busca de un Idolo] first match for both
7) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Thunder vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger Blue Panther was announced, but replaced within hours by Thunder
You have two days left to make your En Busca de un Idolo picks. TWO DAYS.
Lluvia had knee surgery last fall; I hope Reggie Rose approved her return. Does Lluvia’s return improve the CMLL women? She was not much good when she left, but she was also dragging around a bad knee which seemed to be affecting her training. She may be the best person on her (Fuerza L!) team. It’s not a good thing to be having this discussion.
Bala, Pegasso and Sagrado should just all wear Tigre Metalico masks to make Signo feel more at home.
Magnus must only be working the opener because he’s main eventing a show across town. Got to get him on the road early.
CMLL (TUE) 05/21/2013Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Leo & Metatrón vs Espectrum & Infierno
2) Black Metal & Stigma vs Ráfaga & Raziel
3) Gallo, Starman, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
4) Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis National trios champions in non-title match.
5) Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero vs Atlantis, Máximo, Rush
That not-title match looks good.
IWRG (SUN) 05/19/2013Arena Naucalpan [KrisZ]
1) Seiya vs Dragón Celestial
2) Astro Rey Jr. & Serpiente de Oro vs Araña de Plata & Fulgore
3) 1 vs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 [Rey del Ring]
Rey del Ring! Rey del Ring possibly happening near live on my TV. I may have to go off Twitter to avoid spoilers (but then somehow still tweet out live reactions myself to overwhelm your timeline.)