Mascara Dorada keeps his title, Mercurio loses his hair, Mistico Negro loses his show

IWRG (SUN) 06/16/2013 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG on LAS]
1) Galaxy & Sky Ángel ?? Fulgor I & Power Bull
2) Cerebro Negro, Imposible, Zafiro (IWRG) b Acero (IWRG), Ángel Del Amor, Seiya  (posted by thecubsfan)
straight falls. Seiya appeared to be hurt at the end of the match.
3) Factor, Rayan, Spartan b Chico Che, Fulgor I, Golden Magic
Rudos took 1/3. Fulgore replaced Centviron again. Comando Elite snuck in a foul on Chico Che.
4) Dinamic Black, Trauma I, Trauma II ?? Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
result unknown, participants unconfirmed.
5) Dr. Cerebro & X-Fly b Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [Relevos Increíbles]
Team Cerebro & Fly won when Mascara accidentally fouled Pirata Morgan. Bloody match.

IWRG never posted the results to this show and TV missed two matches. There were a decent amount of people at the show despite Triplemania, though apparently not anyone who could write down the results for their website.

I think they might turned up in Luchas 2000, because IWRG posted interviews from that magazine with the guys in the main event, and they appear to be setting up a Prison Fatal with those four.

It looks like I screwed up the tercera video. I’m working on fixing it.

CMLL (TUE) 06/18/2013 Arena Mexico [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Camorra & Ramstein b Metatrón & Robin
2) Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo b Pegasso, Starman, Súper Halcón Jr.
CMLL says the Tuareg have ended a losing streak. Who knew?
3) Shigeo Okumura b Hombre Bala Jr. [lightning]
Brainbuster for the win.
4) Felino, Pólvora, Puma b Bushiroad, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado
Rudos took 2/3
5) Máscara Dorada b Averno [NWA WELTER]
Averno won the first with a Devil’s Wings, Mascara Dorada took the second with a cradle, both kicked out of big moves in the third and Dorada used a super torito for the win. First defense. Averno gave Dorada credit for the win.
6) Mistico, Thunder, Valiente DQ Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
Thunder replaced Titan (moved to GDL). UG fouled Thunder to cause a straight fall loss.

Title match sounds like it was great.  Please don’t air the opener. I guess I could just not watch. And Camaleon is fine. But still.

CMLL (TUE) 06/18/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl, R de Rudo]
1) Black Metal, Leo, Magnus b Disturbio, Magnum, Sádico
Tecnicos took 1/3, Magnus submitting Sadico.
2) Amapola & Princesa Sugheit b Marcela & Silueta
Rudas took 2/3.
3) Kráneo, Maléfico, Sangre Azteca, Vangellys b Gallo, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr., Super Porky
Rudos took 1/3, Kraneo sneaking in a foul on Porky.
4) Bam Bam b Mercurio [hair]
Mercurio was bleeding from the nose in the first, but won that fall. Bam Bam won the second with a dropkick and the third with Rush Driver to take Mercurio’s hair. Second apuesta lost in 8 months for Mercurio.
5) La Sombra, Shocker, Titán DQ Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3. Mr. Aguila was caught fouling Shocker. Titan replaced La Mascara.

IWRG (TUE) 06/18/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Black Niko & Caballero Cid b Raksas & Skrull Metal
2) Aviador, Fulgore II, Kiuby b Idolo, Kid Power, Sky Ángel
3) Acero (IWRG), Halcón 2000, Príncipe Azteca b Blue Monsther, Dagora, Montana
straight falls. Halcon moonsaulsted Monsther, Azteca pinned Dagora.
4) Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Yakuza b Matrix Jr., Saruman, Seiya
AULL vs IWRG. Team AULL took 2/3, Chucho el Roto pulling Saruman’s mask and rolling him up.
5) Alan Extreme, Araña de Plata, Dragón Celestial, Fulgor I, Galaxie, Imposible, Picudo Jr., Power Bull b Andy Boy, Haziel, Hellboy, Jhon Terry, Karate Kid, Orion, Star Boy Jr., Verbo [Copa High Power]
FILL vs Gym (Tony) Rivera, with Star Boy coaching Rivera’s team. Listed Copa Higher Power 28. Karate Kid was first out, having been attacked by three IWRG wrestlers and eventually taken to the infirmary. Match came down to Alan & Impossible vs Star Boy Jr., with Star Boy Sr. helping to cheat and beat Alan Extreme. Imposible then crushed Star Boy with a big move to get the win to team FILL.

A surprising turn of events took place around the Mistico Negro poster that was circulated around last week. A Mistico Negro was listed as headlining a show in Monclova this Sunday. It’s a show with AAA talent. It wasn’t a show promoted by AAA and the Mistico Negro is a local luchador not employed by AAA, but you would not understand that if you just saw the poster. Last night, Dorian Roldan announced AAA does not approve of this sort of character stealing and are pulling their luchadors from the show. It’s a classy move, and also one with that fits with AAA’s stated belief about character ownership rights.

The Tercera Caida two hours of midweek lucha air tonight. AAA Fusion airs at 8pm CT, follow by Tercera Caida. Tercera Caida will have the Eita vs Ricky Marvin vs the Hornet match from this past weekend in Veracruz. I have no idea what will air on AAA Fusion, but they might as well air TripleMania at this point.

DJ Spectro looks back at Solar II vs Crucero I mask match (full results of a 1983 card!), El Solitario vs Bestia Negra mask vs mask (from 1978 – the top 10 luchador of all time versus a current CMLL referee, wonder who won), Gran Markus vs Anibal mask vs mask,  a look back at Cobarde, and a show honoring idea man Valente Perez. I’m not linking to the all caps piece.



CMLL (MON) 06/24/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Bengala & Milenium vs Cholo & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Stukita vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pierrothito
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Lluvia, Luna Mágica vs Amapola, La Vaquerita, Princesa Sugheit
4) Black Metal (Guadalajara), Pegasso, Tritón vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Espíritu Maligno, Skándalo
5) Shocker, Stuka Jr., Super Porky vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Either another Mascara Dorada title match, or the trios title match happens here in a week or so.

Only 3 Puebla regulars on this card (not counting Pegasso), but Espiritu Maligno is bumped to the fourth match.

Stukita & Vaquerita haven’t been around much but pop up here. Minis match is extranous text on the Puebla page that’s been hiding there for months. I remember to cut it out most weeks…

CMLL (TUE) 06/25/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Höruz & Robin vs Cholo & Ramstein
2) Black Metal, Metálico, Stigma vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Hijo del Signo, Hooligan
3) Bushiroad, Diamante, Fuego vs Boby Zavala, Sangre Azteca, Vangellys
4) Rey Cometa vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada vs Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero
6) La Máscara, Thunder, Titán vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Unclear why Rey Cometa is fighting his way thru the Revolucionarios in singles matches. Or why Niebla Roja seems to have disappeared. Or why the Signo/Metalico feud won’t die. Or why Thunder continues to exists.

top six stories of the last two weeks

  1. Perro Aguayo Jr. took Cibernetico’s hair in the main event of TripleMania XXI. The match was the expected mix of blood, weapon usage and controversy. Texano kept the AAA heavyweight title over Heavy Metal and was challenged for the next shot by the retired Ray Mendoza Jr. Mendoza’s brother Villano IV continued his feud with La Parka, though his team of Lucha Libre Legends lost to the team of AAA Legends. The Mexican Powers & Blue Demon Jr. picked up the vacant Tag Team and Latin American titles respectively. Former tag team champion Vampiro appeared to award those titles and restart his feud with Konnan, while LA Park also surprisingly appeared to had Demon his title. Park doesn’t appear to be back, at least yet. Jeff Jarrett let a combined TNA/WWL team over the Psycho Circus in easily the worst match on the show. The show lacked a standout great match similar to previous years, and appeared to be a much better live experience than it came across on video. The crowd especially sounded quiet and distant on TV, when it seemed clear they were making a good amount of noise.
  2. Three more CMLL titles changed hands in a short time. Los Estetas del Aire (Mascara Dorada, Valiente and Mistico) won a tournament for the vacant CMLL Trios championship, Diamante Azul ended Rey Bucanero’s long but injury ridden NWA Light Heavyweight Championship reign and Zeuxis won the REINA International Junior Women’s championship from Silueta, which has mostly been defended in CMLL. The first two seem designed to increase attention on the younger tecnicos, while the last one was less clear.
  3. TripleMania XXI was marred by a complete failure of it’s scheudled iPPV. Not a second of the show aired as scheduled and customers were left hanging for hours with little information about the show’s status. AAA waited until after the four hour show to announce it would make good by putting the show on their YouTube channel for free and offering refunds to all who bought the show. AAA also shifted the blame completely to the uStream providers, while acknowledging uStream was blaming AAA. The entire experience was frustrating for all involved. TripleMania’s normal TV PPV, announced as for sale only a couple days before the show took place, aired mostly without problem.
  4. Valiente, Stuka Jr., Vangelis and Fuego are the four finalsts in CMLL’s En Busca de un Idolo tournament. Like last year, it’s one rudo and three tecnicos, though with a slight surprise about Hijo del Fantasma being the one tecnico not to advance. Valiente and Stuka are the favorites to advance to the final. It’s unclear if anyone is actually paying any attention to this show.
  5. AAA taped post-TripleMania TV shows two days prior to the major event. They mostly continued existing feuds: the indepedent legend outsiders will still be feuding with the AAA luchadors, and feuds like Atomic Boy & Gran Apache continue. A strange injury angle with Heavy Metal also took place; he was not cleared to wrestle on this show, but apparently (relatively) fine on TripleMania two days later. It’s possible there was a backstage skit explaining this on the taping, but nothing like that was explained. The AAA brand split, previously announcing as starting the day after TripleMania, was not implemented in any obvious way.
  6. Ultimo Dragon’s annual DragonMania show took place last Saturday. The crowd was estimated at 12,000, though the tickets for the show are usually given away. The actual real main event of the show was Ultimo Dragon, Rayo de Jalisco Jr., and Atlantis defeated Ultimo Guerrero, Hajime Ohara, and TNA’s Mike Knox. Los Celestik’s lost their masks in the undercard.
  • CMLL announced it would start renting out their edecnaes, now known as “Chicas Vuelta, Vuelta” for corporate and private events.
  • Vampiro announced he had signed a five year contract with AAA.
  • NJPW’s BUSHI debuted in CMLL as BUSHIROAD, working on tecnico side unlike his countrymen.
  • Trauma II won the IWRG Juniors championship, while the Piratas kept the trios show. Perhaps the most amazing news is IWRG drew about normal this past Sunday, despite running straight against the TripleMania show.
  • El Hippie took Exterminador’s hair in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, part of their usual long run of Anniversary shows.