IWRG (SUN) 07/21/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), IWRG, The Gladiatores]
1) Cristal, Seiya, Sky Ángel b Araña de Plata, Kimera, Latigo
Latigo replaced Fulgor I
2) Astro Rey Jr., Golden Magic, Miss Gaviota b Dagora, Imposible, Saruman
Saruman’s now on the rudo side. Magic still beat Impossible, still wants a title match.
3) Eterno, Súper Nova, X-Fly b Chico Che, Emo Extreme, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Emo Extreme is turning rudo and wanted in the FdT, but they wanted nothing to do with him. Neither did the tecnicos. This made for a not good match.
4) Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Scorpio Jr. b Black Terry, Extreme Tiger, Veneno
Fuerza caused Terry to bleed and snuck in a foul for the win. More singles challenges betweenthem.
5) Dinamic Black b Decnnis [IWRG Rey del Ring]
Guapito and Impossible seconded Decnnis, Golden Magic seconded Dinamic Black. Decnnis took the first with a bridging pin, Dinamic the second with a Code Red. Decnnis smashed Dinamic Black with a large piece of dry wall when Dinamic went for a dive, but Dinamic survived and won with a top rope move (one report says Spanish Fly, the other says huricarana). Decnnis argued he got his shoulder up. Dinamic Black’s first defense.
Main event was said to be a lot of fun. Show of course didn’t air on LAS – they seem to be an every other week thing.
No one wants to be friends with Emo Extreme sounds like the best possible storyline. Latigo’s name turns up on DF shows since 2012, mostly Coliseo Coacalco. Dagora was on the last FILL show and Kimera is a new name (at least with that spelling; there’s was 06/07 wrestler with a Kimura.)
on Mr. Aguila and Infierno en el Ring
Friday’s night Infierno en el Ring match ended disappointingly quick to those in attendance, and to those of us who were following from elsewhere. CMLL’s cage match one fall finals are not lengthy matches, but usually last between 4 and 8 minutes with some near falls either way. Friday’s final lasted only about a minute, just as long as it took for three Shocker suplexes and his usual cradle. Mr. Aguila kicked out once and got in no offense.
This is not the first time Mr. Aguila’s been involved in a poor hair match final. Aguila’s last CMLL apuesta match is one of the most obscure CMLL major card main events in recent history. CMLL deemed the match too bad to air on Mexico TV, only posting clips of it on their YouTube channel. It did turn up on SamuraiTV, and was as bad as promised. Neither guy looked great, but it appeared Aguila was out of it. Aguila later told people he was drunk during that match, CMLL had fired him after the match, and only for Aguila to apologize his way quickly back into the company (at a greatly reduced pay.)
These are not isolated incidents. He was noted as looking drunk on a New Year’s Day show this year. Mr. Aguila has shown up on Mexico City TV in no condition to fight, including a Tuesday night show where his partners did their best not to let Aguila’s in the ring. It’s happened with enough frequency that there’s an easy tell – if he hasn’t done his facepaint, or hasn’t done much with it, there’s probably a bad reason for that.
Mr. Aguila is still pretty good when he’s in his right mind and condition. He’s also not the only person who’s had problems with alcohol or other substances, and definitely not the only one in lucha libre; alcoholism is frequently mentioned as the dominant substance problem in Mexican wrestling. Aguila’s had the misfortune for his issues to come out at the worst times, and it may cost him his job again; Aguila’s only scheduled for tomorrow in Guadalajara right now. (The trios title change looks either very fortunate for CMLL, or very suspicious.) Again, Aguila’s really good when he’s on and will find work even if it’s no longer with CMLL, but I hope his next move is fighting the problems that are dragging him down.
Ricky Marvin says he’s retiring from wrestling? (I guess this suggests who’s winning the Pesadilla/Marvin title match.) Ricky Marvin could also just be in a mood; he’s either always unhappy, or only posts on Twitter when he’s unhappy. I hope he finds happiness someplace.
AAA tickets for their 08/02 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera show are on sale. Tickets run from 359 MXP (28 USD) to 147 MXP ($8).
Vanguardia has a great long form article on lucha libre and life in La Laguna. It’s a lot about the gyms and the trainers and the area where they live. There’s an interesting side note; the Box Y Lucha commission in Gomez Palacio (one of the cities that make up La Laguna) has fallen apart, so there’s only one luchador who’s licensed by that commission – Blue Panther.
AAA interviews Jack Evans tonight on their weekly TwitCam chat. Ask him if he and Angelico have stolen any good tag moves lately. Ask him about the best toast he’s had. Ask him about Cruz Azul.
Internet favorite Lady Flammer won the 2013 Copa LLF Juvenil. The actual trophy is CMLL sized.
Faby Apache is proud to hold both of the belts a luchadora can hold in AAA.
No CMLL on TVC Deportes, at least until Thursday. Fusion and Tercera Caida are on about their normal times on Wednesday.
Lucha Libre (ish) in Japan
Dragon Gate announced CIMA would be out of action for an indefinite period of time “to recover and overhaul his physical conditioning.” This reads like part of a story they were telling about his title match loss and not a cancellation of his DTU dates. I guess there are things you can do in Mexico to improve your physical conditioning. (I didn’t really mean to imply whatever I just implied there.)
Command Bolshoi beat Leon to win the REINA International Championship on the 07/20 JWP show. Those results say the REINA Junior title, but that’s the one Zeuxis holds. I’d assume this is a story which will continue only in REINA, but Comando Bolshoi did appear in CMLL back in 2002 and 2003.