Not a lot going on today. Everyone’s only talking about Hector Garza. KrisZ has the best obit I’ve seen.
His service will take place tonight in Monterrey. Info7 has an interview with his brother Humberto Garza.
Every promotion and every luchador I can think of has expressed their condolences on Twitter. AAA, CMLL and NJPW all have mentions of his passing on their websites. WWE hasn’t posted anything I’ve seen, though many of their wrestlers have expressed their sadness and it wouldn’t be surprise to see Alberto del Rio or Sin Cara sneak a tribute on air tonight. There will be a moment of applause for him tonight in Arena Puebla, and probably on many other shows this week. NJPW will probably have Titan hold up a picture of Garza tomorrow as part of their usual tribute, but I wonder if it’s actually Alex Koslov or Rocky Romero who might have known him better. Hector will surely be honored as part of AAA’s annual church mass before TripleMania, and I’m sure Perro Jr. will have his own tribute to his friend on that show.
IWRG (SUN) 05/26/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG on LAS]
2) Chico Che, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic b Alan Extreme, Apolo Estrada Jr., Imposible
Tecnicos took falls 1/3, with Golden Magic landing knees first on Apolo Estrada when trying his 450 splash.
3) Dinamic Black, Fenix (AAA), Trauma II b Black Terry, Fresero Jr., Pentagón Jr.
Terry & Fresero replaced Carta Brava & Eterno (Fusion taping). Tecnicos took 1/3. TV missed the finish while showing replays, but Fenix did a springboard (450?) plancha on Pentagon Jr.
4) Negro Navarro & Trauma I b Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan [IWRG IC TAG]
Navarro & Trauma are champs. Seventh defense, first against the team they beat for the titles. Navarros took 1/3 to keep the titles. Pirata & Negro pinned each other in the third, then Trauma I defeated Hijo del Pirata after a few minutes.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Último Gladiador, X-Fly
Clowns, supporting the Cruz Azul team, took 2/3 to win. Ultimo Gladiador wrestled without his mask.
Attendance was up. Fenix mentioned on Twitter that Pentagon Jr. & Fresero Jr. had challenged him for title shots, but that wasn’t shown on TV. Similarly, it looked like the Navarros might be about to ask the Morgans for a shot at the trios titles (either of ’em), but they cut away from that. Still a lot of dead time on an easy to edit show.
The latest LuchaWorld podcast is up. It was taped before the Garza news broke, one covering is taping soon.
The poster for this year’s Dragonmania is out, though no matches are announced. No matches are announced, but a “Mascarita Dorada II” is on the card. It’s not quite being the new Mistico, but that’s another gimmick which is near impossible to pull off. The list of wrestlers also includes SUWA, who I believe is out of action in NOAH due to injury (being replaced by a masked guy who people believe may be our old friend Ohara.)
CMLL Gaceta previews tomorrow’s Arena Mexico card. Rey Bucanero & Diamante Azul are feuding both here and in Arena Puebla. Since Puebla is already agreed to be mask vs hair, Bucanero may defend finally his title in Arena Mexico in the next week or two.
Felino wants to be on the 8oth Anniversary show, admits he may not be the fastest luchador in the world anymore.
CMLL (SUN) 06/02/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Ídolo & Javier Cruz Jr. vs El Tapatío & Thunder Boy
2) Azteca de Oro, El Divino, Sky Kid vs Acertijo, Demonio Rojo, Sádico
3) Black Metal, El Hippie, Esfinge vs Demonio Maya, Espectrum, Exterminador
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Smaker vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Puma, Tiger
5) Rey Escorpión vs Gallo [CMLL LH]
Rey Escorpion is champion. Second defense.
Escorpion is always good.