Trauma II dethrones Carta Brava, Chicano retired?, BUSHI to CMLL

AAA (SAT) 06/08/2013 Arena Azteca Budokan [Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
***Billy el Malo benefit show***
1) Hellboy, Skiderman, Toby b Espiral Negro, Golden Boy, Nimrod
2) Corcel de Plata, Nemesis, Sky Boy b Butterfly, Dark Conde, Mr. Lady
3) Callejero, Demoledor, Lunathor b Colombiano, Miserable, Ricky Ricon
4) Caballero de Plata, Dinastía, Máscarita Divina b Astro Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Chessman
5) Black Mamba, La Hechicera, Yuriko b El Brazo, Mary Apache, Polvo de Estrellas
6) Aerostar, Crazy Boy, Niño Hamburguesa b Devil Rocker, Soul Rocker, Súper Fly
Super Fly moved to the rudo side to replace Machine Rocker, and Nino Hamburguesa took his place with the tecnicos. Hector Garza was honored after the match.
7) Electroshock, La Parka, Mascara Jr., Octagón b Chessman, Oriental, Silver King, Taboo
Mystery guys were announced on either side for a trios match, but it turned out to be an atomicos with Octagon & Mascara Jr. added on the tecnico side and Oriental & Tabu on the rudo side. Tecnicos took 2/3. Silver fouled Parka, Octagon made the save, and Octagon & Parka beat Silver and Chessman.

Taboo is still around! Billy appeared on the show to thank the people.

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 06/09/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Epidemia & Fulgor I b Acero (IWRG) & Sky Ángel
2) Centvrión & Saruman b Alan Extreme & Picudo Jr.
3) Chico Che, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic b Apolo Estrada, Cerebro Negro, Eterno
Dinamic surprised Cerebro Negro with a cradle to take the match. Cerebro still wants a title shot.
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Súper Nova, X-Fly b Dr. Cerebro, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Trauma I
Lots of blood. Rudos took 1/3. Cerebro and X-Fly traded the first two pins, then Mascara beat Pirata.
5) Trauma II b Carta Brava Jr. [IWRG JUNIORS]
Carta submitted Trauma II quickly in the first, Trauma II submitted Carta in the second and the third. Trauma II becomes 10th champion. Carta falls in his first defense.

As mentioned last night on Twitter, IWRG’s taping scheme has changed around. Thursdays are now the AYM/LAS taping, airing on Sunday (and hopefully with less issues.) Sunday shows will not be aired anywhere, though Tercera Caida is still recording at least part of the show for their own highlights and it appears Black Terry Jr. recorded the main event himself.

According to this video, former IWRG luchador (and technically still lightweight champion) Chicano retired from lucha libre due to injury. He was one of the main guys in Coliseo Chihuahua, having won their title tournament this spring, and so the following match is for his now vacant title.

A Mistico Negro is listed as main eventing a show in Coahuila later this month. It’s a show with AAA luchadors, but it’s unclear if Mistico Negro is an AAA luchador or a local wrestler or even just Argos being put on a poster with the wrong name. AAA doesn’t list this show on their website yet. Edit: Should’ve checked the database; there’s at least two other cards with Mistico Negro, including one with Ultimo Guerrero.

R de Rudo discovers Dr. Wagner is not always honest about his future plans.

Somos Deportes says tonight’s Arena Puebla debuting Aguila Egipcia is 20 years old with 5 years of experience.

Ciclope and Drastick Boy promote next month’s DTU tour.

Rob has highlights of 11/02/12 CMLL.

Bill has highlights of 05/11/13 TxT.

NJPW announced BUSHI’s trip to CMLL. No end date is specified. It could be a while; if he’s here long enough to miss the next NJPW tour, he might as well hang out in Mexico thru the G1.  (Nakamura’s on a plane home by the time you read this.)

Sombra is not on NJPW’s 06/22 PPV, which means the soonest he’ll work for him on 07/05.

great match roundup, week of 2013-05-18

Great/Excellent Matches

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-05-18
taped 2013-05-12 @ Arena Coliseo
Blue Panther vs Virus in a lightning match – GREAT

AAA on UTDN: 2013-05-23
Angélico, Drago, Jack Evans vs Argos, Chessman, Halloween – GREAT

Shows Watched But Nothing Made The List
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-05-18
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-05-18
CMLL on Televisa: 2013-05-18
AAA Fusion: 2013-05-22

Matches Worth Consideration But Will Be Watched Later
The Chilanga Mask matches should’ve been in last week or this week’s group.