CMLL (MON) 02/10/2014 Arena Puebla [El Popular (cover), Porra Fresa]
1) Akrón, Fuerza Chicana, Guerrero Negro Jr. b Bengala, Camaleón, Tigre Rojo
Rudos took 1/3? Camaleon was strechered out after a Guerrero Negro move (probably the destroyer)
2) Metálico, Robin, Sensei b Espíritu Maligno, Siki Ozama Jr., Toro Bill Jr.
3) Marcela b Tiffany [lightning]
Marcela won with the top rope double stomp in over 8 minutes.
4) Misterioso Jr., Puma, Tiger b Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tritón
rematch. Rudos took 2/3, Tiger powerbombed Triton and Misterioso beat Stigma.
5) Marco Corleone, Rush, Thunder DQ Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Vangellys
Vangellys fouled Rush. Rush challenged him to a fight next week.
6) Volador Jr. b Mr. Águila
listed as for the honor and glory. Volador took 2/3.
Note Tiger beat Triton, not Puma as el Popular had Tuesday. Rush’s challenge was about Puebla like real luchadors, not those who fool around, which sounds like they’re going to hit each other very hard next week.
Tickets went on sale today for Rey de Reyes. AAA has been pretty happy about selling out their tapings selling out so far, but they should be thrilled if they can do great advance sales with 0.75 matches announced. Tickets run from 60 to 600 Mexican Pesos ($4.50 to $45.00), plus a “Experience AAA” package for
$800 Mexican Pesos. It’s said that will be explained later, but I would guess it’s something like the VIP deals US promotions have done, where an extra amount gets you into a meet and greet sometime before the show.
DJ Spectro said he went looking for this week’s Box Y Lucha and was told Box y Lucha is going to biweekly publishing. They’ve been weekly as long as I know. SuperLuchas switched to biweekly upon their return from hiatus. I believe Luchas 2000 is still weekly, and would be the only weekly lucha libre magazine left. There’s a decline in the overall magazine industry (though that didn’t feel as strong looking around Mexico City), but it’s usually because there are other media coming along pushing them out. That doesn’t really feel like the case with the lucha libre magazines. (DJ Spectro also has the third part of his Angel Blanco bio, literally something that appeared in a magazine, almost defeating my point.)
Matt Jackson announced he wouldn’t need hand surgery, which means he’s probably on for the ChilangaMask show after all. ChilangaMask has also announced El Dandy vs Satanico
to the show to a future show, as part of Dandy’s retirement tour. That’s a great match to add to a loaded card.
R de Rudo also has an interview with El Dandy, who mentions he’d like one last match in Mexico City proper (ChilangaMask is out in outside the city), but no promoter has stepped up to pay for it. Dandy also talks about his career – he got the name because he was good with the ladies, he trained for five years but his parents didn’t know until they saw him on TV in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara match – and what led to him stepping away from wrestling – hurt his spine on a dive, finding none of his wrestling friends helping him and sinking into a bad depression. He says he plans on ending his tour in April.
This week’s TerceraCaida includes an in studio interview with Sexy Star and Taya. The show starts off with clips of Canek versus Andre el Gigante. Canek was not a small man, but the size difference makes Andre look like a monster created for a sci fi movie. He is huge and very scary. The behind the scenes video is up as well.
I’ve been trying to finish the TxT shows this week, which is a thing in itself. I have noticed them repeatedly promoting the first TxT show for 2014 to take place sometime in March, even after Santo’s injury announcement. They haven’t mentioned that happening elsewhere of late, but that must still be the plan.
CMLL’s Gaceta story on the national trios title build up brings up Rush & Negro Casas’ signing contract for a hair match.
Octagon has a column in Veracruz. His recap of AAA: “Y me han preguntado noticias de Triple A, pero es que de verdad, no ha pasado nada por ahí que sea digno de mencionar.” (Nothing’s happened in AAA worth mentioning.) Octagon really is still employed by AAA.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
A CMLL main evented show in Arena Aficion didn’t seem to draw much more than the few people who normally come on Tuesday for the locals. Rey Escorpion & Dragon Rojo beat Rey Cometa & Maximo.
Promo for Arena Quereataro show tomorrow.
Silueta talks about her current trip to Japan.
Tiger Universitario has some thoughts on Mr. Nice. I didn’t actually listen, but I can only assume the thought is “Mr. Nice is awful” after seeing him.
Lucha Va Voom has the second of it’s two Valentine’s Day shows (w/Niebla Roja) today in Los Angeles.