AAA tapes tonight in Toluca. There’s one more taping (and maybe a second to announced) still before TripleMania, but this will probably be the final taping to air before the June mega show. The main event includes a mystery luchador assumed to be Dr. Wagner Jr.’s return, but AAA hasn’t confirmed it. He teams with Cibernetico & Mesias to take on Perro Aguayo Jr., Villano IV and Canek in a final preview of the big hair match. Texano and Heavy Metal preview the Mega title match in a pairs match. Two of the team in the tag team decision match, Angelico & Jack and Drago & Fenix, face off in the fourth. Two feuds which aren’t reaching a big match on TripleMania – Axel & Daga and Apache & Atomic Boy – also meet in trios.
Eterno is listed as working the opener in Toluca, around 9 pm. That’s a bit of a problem, because Eterno is also listed as main eventing the IWRG show in Arena Naucalpan tonight. He’s scheduled to defend the IWRG IC Middleweight Championship (which he’s been wearing on AAA TV) against Hijo del Pirata Morgan in a match which will probably start a little after 10 pm. It’s not realistic for Eterno to work both shows. The IWRG match is main event and a title match (and possibly a title change), while the AAA match is just an opening match, but luchadors have tended to pick AAA appearances over IWRG ones.
AAA clarified the AAA Legends vs Indy Legends trios match, ending up with the atomicos we were guessing on Wednesday: Canek joins Mascara Ano 2000, Universo 2000, and Villano IV to face Dr. Wagner Jr., Electroshock, Octagon and La Parka. The more guys in the match, the less demanded from each guy in the match. The average age in the match is 50.7. Canek turns 61 three days after the show. Electroshock is the young man at 43.
With that, TripleMania is complete. A partial list of AAA luchadors not on AAA’s biggest show of the year: Aerostar, Alan Stone, Argenis, Argos, Atomic Boy, Cuervo, Pentagon Jr., Devil Rocker, Escoria, Halloween, Jennifer Blake, Juventud Guerrera, Lolita, Machine Rocker, Ozz, Soul Rocker, Súper Fly, Toscano, Último Gladiador, and Parka Negra.
This week’s TerceraCaida had Shinsuke Nakamura & La Sombra as guests. Nakamura had a Japanese to Spanish translator, but ended up speaking English for about half the show. Fusion was already on to the taping from this past weekend, with the minis match and the Rockers match. Fusion should get 2 more tapings out of the Tultitlan taping, but will need to tape again before TripleMania or start borrowing from the Sin Limite shows again.
The UTDN show from Puebla adds the Maxima Velocidad vs Eterno/Carta Brava match, and the Mary Apache/Hechicera vs Faby Apache/Jarochita. That means the Perros vs Mirreyes match, complete with the Mirreyes being destroyed for a DQ, will not air anywhere.
DTU announced Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards will work shows on 07/04 (Arena Aficion), 07/05 (Queretaro) and 07/06 (Arena Lopez Mateos.) They’re previously announced for a separate show on 06/30. If there’s an AAA taping while they’re around, they’ll probably end up turning up there too. Promos on Tercera Caida for DTU teased matches with Flamita and Drastick Boy.
Occasional Arena Mexico & Arena Coliseo Guadalajara boxing promoter Canelo Alvarez fights Floyd Mayweather on September 14. Pretty safe bet CMLL’s not running the anniversary show on 09/13 this year. It’s either 09/20 or 09/27, but I’d just be guessing which one. This would be a really great year to announce the date well in advance.
Bill has highlights of 05/12/2013 CMLL.
Rob has highlights of 04/20/2013 AAA, the Anticristo interview, Hector Garza vs El Brazo and Hector Garza vs Latin Lover vs Heavy Metal vs Perro Aguayo Jr.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Lucha Libre in Japan
- R de Rudo has a video tribute to Hector Garza.
- CMLL rudo minis talk about the cage match.
- Museo del Noreste hosted a panel discussion about luchadoras with Diana la Cazadora, Hija de Karonte and the LLF promoter.
- Blue Panther, Fuerza Guerrera and Virus will appear on a SLP benefit show for a girl in need of a liver transplant.
- Laredo Kid is headed to Los Angeles in a couple weekends.
- Hijo del Santo is coming to Laredo, Texas on July 1st
- WWL has announced The Wagners, the Villanos, and Terry Funk for their summer tour.
- Ticket prices for both the WWL show and the Noche de Leyendas show in Arena Coliseo Monterrey are on sale, and are of course higher than usual.
- Cronicas y Leyendas says the foul finish started to come in to prominence in the 70s, the teased Solitario/Anibal mask match, and Ultraman beating Aguila Solitaria.
- Konnan’s “La Ley de Konnan” cassette has been uploaded to YouTube for your listening pleasure.