Team ex-CMLL win IWL tournament, AAA TV, Santo thinks Wagner/Park still happening, DTU TV

IWL (TUE) 06/18/2013 Arena Aficion [Criterio Hidalgo, Estrellas del Ring]
1) Jhon Terry, Orion, Verbo vs Luminoso Jr., Ojo De Tigre, Sarcistan Del Diablo
2) Carroña, Periko, Terror vs Super Boing, Super Kamikaze, Super Pascula and Chile Peludo, Perfil, Quimico Jr.
3) Aeroboy, Fresero Jr., Lolita b Pasion Kristal, Pentagón Jr., Sexy Lady
4) Medics III b Súper Colt, Shadow, Pequeño Demonio, Atomic Star, Corcel Infernal, Templario [IWL LIGHT]
Local wrestler Medics III won the championship. List of wrestlers is as announced, no participant is announced.
5) Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro b Argenis, Drago (AAA), Fenix (AAA) [Copa Criterio, quarterfinal]
Team IWRG beating Team AAA.
6) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera b Free Lance, Pantera, Suicida [Copa Criterio, quarterfinal]
Team IWL beating Team Naucalpan (not IWRG)
7) Loco Max, Tony Rivera, Zumbido b Bastardo I, Bastrado II, Rocky Santana [Copa Criterio, quarterfinal]
Team ex-CMLL defeating Team AULL. It’s not mentioned which 2 Bastardos were in the match (there are four.)
8) Cíclope, Disturbio, Drastik Boy b Eterno, Peligro, X-Fly [Copa Criterio, quarterfinal]
Team Arena Aficion defeating Team Familia de Tijuana
9) Carta Brava Jr. I, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera b Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro [Copa Criterio, semifinal]
Team IWL defeating Team IWRG.
10) Loco Max, Tony Rivera, Zumbido b Cíclope, Disturbio, Drastik Boy [Copa Criterio, semifinal]
Team Ex-CMLL defeating Team Arena Aficion
11) Loco Max, Tony Rivera, Zumbido b Carta Brava, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera [Copa Criterio, final]
Team Ex-CMLL defeating team IWL to win the tournament.
12) Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett DQ Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown [IWL TRIOS]
Clowns won the titles on the last IWL show thanks to interference from the AULL crew. Total brawl, with weapons including the crutch of a professional soccer player in the crowd being used. Angel o Demonio fouled Psycho Clown, wasn’t caught. Psycho Clown fouled Angel o Demonio, was caught for the loss, and the title changed hands on the DQ.

AAA announced tapings for 07/07 in Ecatepec, Estado de Mexico and 07/15 in Tehuacan, Puebla. There’s no brand or lineup announced. Those shows are a little ways off, hopefully everyone gets to catch up on their sleep. (Me included.) They’re also sticking close to home. That schedule confirms what AAA earlier alluded to, this weekend’s show will be a TripleMania recap, where a fair chuck on the show should air on the UTDN show. The taping from Leon will air 06/29 and 07/06. Those are the first tapings post brand split and we’ll find out how much that matters.

Hijo del Santo says everything is on track for a Dr. Wagner Jr. vs LA Park mask match in September, and he’d like it to be on the Zocalo show on 09/16. That sounds highly unlikely, but Santo might have found a way – he says he’s unsure if the match would be a singles, a three way or a four way. Santo probably can get the match to happen if it’s someone else losing their mask, though there’d be backlash since Park & Wagner have said they’d only do a singles match previously. Dr. Lucha mentioned Dr. Wagner will re-sign his deal with AAA, which was expected when CMLL showed no interest, and that may leave him unavailable for TxT dates like this in the future.

In semirelated Hijo del Santo stories, his column this week starts with a tale about a time where El Santo walked out of EMLL because they were (drastically) underpaying him. Other luchadors joined him, and eventually they found out they did much better for themselves, and this eventually became the LLI/UWA/El Toreo promotion. (There’s something missing here, because he says Santo left in the 50s, and UWA didn’t form until 1975. There definitely were other periods where luchadors left Arena Mexico to work for other touring groups.) Santo brings this around into an attack on AAA. There’s been a lot of luchadors who’ve been billed as working both TxT & AAA of late, to the point where I’ve been wondering if the had been some quiet truce called between the promotions. Santo strongly says it’s the opposite – AAA is raiding TxT talent, convincing them to sign with AAA, and then telling them to no longer work with TxT. Santo also accuses AAA of scheduling TripleMania a week before this TxT show (so Hijo del Santo lives in a bubble and has no idea they announced that date back in March.) Santo is happy AAA is acknowledging the quality of the luchadors who work with him, but is also not so subtly calling for those luchadors to continue working outside of the major promotions.

Rey Escorpion says Blue Panther should stop accepting awards and instead accept his challenge for a hair match. Panther is a legend and a maestro, but Rey Escorpion is almost invincible in hair matches and wants to end the legend of Blue Panther – and Brazo de Plata, and anyone else who gets in his way.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has a thorough review of TripleMania, where I agree with the vast majority of it. Same thing with Dr. Lucha’s podcast yesterday.

Bill has highlights of 05/26/13 CMLL.



IWRG (SUN) 06/23/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Acero (IWRG) & Seiya vs Dragón Celestial & Epidemia
2) Dragoncito De Oro, Mini Multifacetico, Voladorcito vs Bracito De Plata, Mini Canis Lupus, Super Bracito
3) Trauma I & Trauma II vs Eterno & Súper Nova
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Hijo de Pirata Morgan is champion. First defense.
5) X-Fly vs Dr. Cerebro [cage, hair]

A cage match just between two luchadors is a rarity in lucha libre. It probably won’t end up being just two with Eterno & Super Nova hanging out from earlier. Either man is capable of winning (because either man is capable of losing.)

DTU (FRI) 07/05/2013 Arena Queretaro
1) Artikus, Jhonky, Kaleth, Kalibus, Miedo Extremo, Slayer Pack vs Benji, Gremlin, Kastigador, Maverick, Morfeo, Sangre De Dragon, Vengador [Torneo Altro Remdiento Aereo]
2) Keira, Lucky Boy, Niño de Ébano, Niño Hamburguesa vs Crazy King, La Magnifica, Principe Escorpion, Yuta
Crazy King is from NWG.
3) Demente Extreme, Paranoiko, Septimo Dragon vs ?, Mr. Rebelde, Ursus
chair match. Ursus team is a trio of Queretaro luchadors (including the name to be announced.)
4) Hacker vs Steve Pain, Tomahawk T.T., Principe Orion, Hormiga, Jinzo, Príncipe Halcón [Torneo Alto Impacto International]
5) Aero Boy & Violento Jack vs Drabek I & Drabek II and Cíclope & Perro Mocho Jr. and Dragon De Oriente I & Dragon De Oriente II
6) Fenix (AAA) vs Drastik Boy, Daga, Flamita [AAA FUSION]
Fenix is champion. Third defense.
7) Crazy Boy, Davey Richards, Mary Apache vs Eddie Edwards, Faby Apache, Joe Lider

A real main event. That’s such a weird main event. DTU says the show will be taped for TVC Deportes, and it sounds more like a TV show than just Tercera Caida clips. They’ve got two more lineups to announce.

CMLL (TUE) 06/25/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón & Sky Kid vs Demonio Maya & Évola
2) Astral, Bam Bam, Eléctrico vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Super Porky vs Kráneo
4) Blue Panther & Valiente vs Negro Casas & Virus
5) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Shocker vs Comandante Pierroth, Mr. Águila, Terrible

Semimain looks superb. Tercera looks to be short. Actually, because I want to see everyone get a chance to have a big match, I was thinking the other day how Kraneo vs Terrible would be a totally fun 12 minute heavyweight title match on some random Tuesday. Super Porky is probably not going to work out as well, though Super Porky vs Kraneo would be a pretty even apuesta match if they ever went that route.