Karate defeats Piratas, Shadito Cruz

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (WED) 04/09/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Electro Boy b Vampiro Metálico II
listed in results as Vampiro Metalico II, unsure if it’s meant to be a new one or the same guy who’s been listed as Vampiro Metalico until now.
2) Alfa & Omega b Fulgor I & Fulgor II
3) Astro Rey Jr., Diva Salvaje, Látigo b Araña de Plata, Picudo Jr., Zurdog
Latigo replaced Chico Che.
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., Oficial 911, Spartan b Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic [lumberjack]
Centurion replaced Dragon Celestial. Golden Magic & Apolo were the first ones to fall outside the ring and get strapped. Eventually, the six guys in the match just decided to all attack the lumberjacks! This caused chaos, and 911 used that to unmasked Golden Magic, beat him and get the win. 911 handcuffed Magic to the ropes after the match.
5) Alan Extreme, Relámpago, Veneno b Danny Casas, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan
Karate chop to Hijo de Pirata for the win.

Mascara Purpura, who’s been in IWRG quite a bit the last year, says he tried out for AAA recently and is talking to them about coming aboard. The interview is in this week’s SuperLuchas and he notes he’s still working indies for the time being.

Also in the same magazine, opening match luchador Hijo de la Bestia says he’s not actually a second generation luchador, but the name is in tribute to Bestia Salvaje.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and a recap of the first En Busca de un Idolo.

Hijo del Santo’s column is basically written by Brazo de Oro, talking about his father Shadito Cruz’s career. How he ended up wtih that nickname is explained.

Hijo del Fantasma notes next Saturday is the first Mexico City taping he’s been on for AAA, still wants to face Fenix in a title match.

Sexy Star video promo for Saturday’s show. AAA’s promoting the DF show a little bit more than the SLP one.

Super Halcon Jr. says En Busca de un Idolo is the most important thing that’s happened in his career. That’s probably right, but doesn’t say much for the Rayo Tapatios (who appear to be wearing their masks in Cancun nowadays.)

Canek picks Ultimo Guerrero as a current wrestler who might transcend lucha libre some day, while Fishman goes with Canek and Atlantis but thinks Atlantis might be getting old.

Atlantis & Delta talk about their careers.