IWRG feuds, Guadalajara

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (SUN) 04/13/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), IWRG]
1) Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Último Caballero b Black Niko, Dragón Blanco, Rey Dragón (IWRG)
Straight falls. Main show debuts for Ultimo Caballero, Black Niko, Dragon Blanco and Rey Dragon
2) Ángel Del Amor & Galaxy b Anubis Black & Danny Casas
Match was listed as Payaso De Plata & Payaso Extreme vs Anubis Black & Araña de Plata, so 1 for 4. Straight falls. Danny Casas was DQed for excessive violence in the first.
3) Andy Boy, Ciclon Black, Guerrero Mixtico, Haziel, Hip Hop Man, Orión b Alan Extreme, Atomic Star, Electro Boy, Imposible, Látigo, Sky Ángel [Copa High Power]
Atomic Star & Electroboy replaced Fulgor I & Dragon Celestial (who’s missed both shows this week.) Orion snuck in a foul on Imposible for the win, and everyoen talked about a cage match with hair and mask on the line.
4) Apolo Estrada Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Tony Casanova DQ Dr. Cerebro, Toscano, Veneno
Veneno bled a disturbing amount in the third fall. Alan Extreme ran in for the rescue, but got the tecnicos DQed. Diablo & Apolo want a tag title shot.
5) Black Terry, Hijo De Dos Caras, Súper Nova b Eterno, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Tony Rivera
Rudos took the first and took Super Nova’s mask. He returned to turn the match around in the second. Hijo de Mascara Ano beat Super Nova in the third, but Terry pinned captain Rivera for the win. Hijo de Mascara wants a shot at Nova’s Juniors title. Hip Hop Man and Ciclon Negro attacked Black Terry, Latigo & Imposible made the save.

Veneno is absurdly blood.y in Black Terry Jr.’s pictures (so you may not want to see those pictures in certain environments.) IWRG doesn’t have either of this week’s poster up yet, but their obviously setting up some significant show with three different matches set up (cage, IWRG Juniors, IWRG Tag)

Hijo del Santo is listed as being a part of 05/04 show in Guadalupe (outside of Monterrey), which runs against the Sin Cara show in Arena Coliseo Monterrey. It was just last week where Santo said he would rest for many months before returning to the ring; I guess this could just be an appearance since no matches are announced, but it doesn’t appear that way.

Preview of tonight’s card in Arena Puebla. I’d be surprised if Mephisto loses his title to Mr. Aguila, but I’m surprised with a lot of Mr. Aguila events.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Mascara Dorada isn’t just going to Taiwan, but will be on tour with New Japan thru their 05/03 show. Many openers, occasional appearances higher in the card.


CMLL (SUN) 04/20/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Tapatío vs El Piraña
2) Dr. Frezzer & William Rock vs Ángel del Mal & Satara
3) Explosivo vs Furia Nazi
4) Exterminador & Javier Cruz Jr. vs Évola & Mugroso Vago
5) Black Metal & Fuego vs Boby Zavala & Demonio Maya
6) Diamante Azul, Gallo, La Sombra vs Cavernario, Herodes Jr., Terrible

Exterminador actually turned? It’s going to be weird having a tecnico named Exterminador. Dr. Frezzer is a new great name.

Escorpion/Maximo, Averno, AAA plans

photo by Black Terry Jr.

WCS (SAT) 04/12/2014 Gimnasio Hercules, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal [Black Terry Jr. (flickr),Estrellas del Ring]
1) Hércules b el Ángel
2) Sacristán del Diablo b ArezMimoCentvriónCharly MadridDragon De FuegoPrincipe FantasmaRolling,KronozMetaleonEpidemia [WCS CHAMP]
Sacristan del Diablo beat Arez.
3) Dance Boy & Terremoto b Aero Boy & Violento Jack
4) Cáncer, Cirrus Blanco, Wotan b Ángel o Demonio, Big Memo, Ovett
5) Negro Navarro DRAW Black TerryHuracan Ramirez
Black Terry replaced Skayde, and went to a double pin with Negro Navarro.
6) Shu el Guerrero DQ Pirata Morgan and Joe Lider
Lider was eliminated first. Pirata tried to foul Shu, but was caught and DQed.

Rambo was honored – or would’ve been, but had work obligations and Commissioner Zavaleta accepted in his place.

photo by Alexis Salazar/CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 04/13/2014 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, LuchaWorld]
1) Pequeño Violencia & Pequeño Warrior b Fantasy & Último Dragoncito Fantasy & Ultimo Dragoncito vs Pequeno Violencia & Pequeno Warrior, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Sangre Azteca b Hombre Bala Jr., Star Jr., Starman Hombre Bala Jr., Star Jr., Starman vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Nitro, Sangre Azteca, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudos took 1/3.
3) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Lady Afrodita, Marcela, Silueta Lady Afrodita, Marcela, Silueta vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Rudas took 1/3 in a rough match.
4) Tiger b Delta [lightningDelta vs Tiger in a lightning match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tiger won with a backcracker with 7:10
5) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Titán b Euforia, Pierroth, Último Guerrero Diamante Azul, La Mascara, Titan vs Euforia, Pierroth, Ultimo Guerrero, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Valiente b Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión Marco Corleone, Maximo, Valiente vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Polvora, Rey Escorpion, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3. Maximo and Rey Escorpion agreed to a hair match, again.

I only saw the first half of the show. It sounded like I saw the wrong half, though the other half wasn’t a lot better. HD seemed to work for the part of the show I was around, which is a nice change, though it might have stopped working later. (I put up the whole HD show anyway.)

04/27 is the Arena Mexico Anniversary show (and might have Kid’s Day activities, instead of 04/29), but next week’s show will also be in Arena Mexico.

CMLL (SUN) 04/13/2014 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Relampago Azul b Reycko
2) Explosivo & William Rock b Acertijo & Furia Nazi
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Black Metal, Brillante, Javier Cruz Jr.Évola, Exterminador, Mugroso Vago
Tecnicos took 1/3, when Evola and Exterminador didn’t get along.
4) Demonio Maya, Kamaitachi, RáfagaFuego, Gallo, Smaker
Rafaga replaced Okumura. Rudos took 1/3.
5) Mistico & Rey Cometa b Averno & Cavernario
Okumura replaced Averno (double booked in Arena el Angel). Tecnicos took 2/3.

They also announced 04/27 (Sunday) and 04/29 (Tuesday) would both be Kid’s Day shows.

Arena Coliseo Monterrey has added Averno back to their Sin Cara show on 05/04. He was on the initial disavowed poster, and now back on in a match where he would be with AAA luchadors. They’re still billing him as a CMLL luchador, but he wouldn’t be allowed to work that match as a CMLL one. It’s possible Averno could show Saturday on AAA’s show, it’s possible he could be staying in CMLL, and it’s possible he could be planning on doing one thing and change his mind in the next six days. (All I know is a story about Averno jumping promotions to work with Sin Cara is bringing up some bad memories.) Averno is still listed as working in Guadalajara on Tuesday and the Puebla fair show on Thursday.

Speaking of people who may show up in AAA on Saturday, Konnan (on the latest MLW Radio show) says AAA is in negotiations with Sin Cara and they’d know one way or the other by the end of this week. (Which means Saturday.) Konnan says “if [Sin Cara] signs”, they’d have to change his name and his look to something that wouldn’t get AAA sued.

Court Bauer also kind of got Konnan to read his booking plans for the immediate future out loud. Both Court and MSL kind of egged on Konnan to give away semi decent spoilers. Those two men are bad influences on Konnan, but great for me. Konnan caveats “this is not set in stone” and “how long it’s going to take, I couldn’t tell you”, but: Faby Apache vs Ivelisse Velez for the Reina de Reinas title, Australian Suicide vs Pentagon Jr. in a mask vs mask match, Chessman vs Alan Stone in a hair vs hair match and Aerostar vs Super Fly in a mask vs match. (There were more plans, but those were the ones he didn’t give away.)

They would probably have to do some work to explain who Ivelisse is (is she still in the Perros del Mal? No one remembers this but me? OK) if they’re going to get anything out of it, but they just kind of dropped LuFisto in, so. Pentagon has been pulling off Suicide’s mask for months, so that was obviously coming. Alan Stone agreeing to drop his hair would sure explain why Alan Stone is back on TV and feuding with Chessman. Aerostar and Super Fly got started in February and seemed to be dropped, but maybe it’ll be back some day again. This will all be interesting matches if any of them happen at all.

Konnan has no idea what the deal is why Blue Demon and his immigration issue being. Maybe Demon worked it out, or “there’s a part of me who thinks he didn’t want to show up to drop the belt.” Wait, was Chessman actually supposed to win? That doesn’t sound very Chessman. Other random tidbits: they’ve got 4-5 young guys ready to debut. Also,  “I don’t think we’re working with TNA any more.”

Later, in a Rey Misterio discussion, Court Bauer mentions in passing that WWE has interest in La Sombra. I guess William Regal and Joey Mercury are just watching Japanese tournaments? Are they hyped for the Best of Super Juniors? (When does that lineup get announced, anyway?)

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, with more on Dick Angelo.

This week’s Super Libre had no guests, but still a lot to talk about.

Segunda Caida reviews 03/22/14 Lucha Azteca and Cavernario versus Hechicero.

DJ Spectro looks back at The Spiritel Coyote, Unicornio, and Flama Roja vs El Solitario.

Lucha Libre in Japan

04/13 Dragon Gate: 3) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu [O] beat T-Hawk, Flamita [X]
That sets up Flamita defending the Open the Brave Gate championship against Susumu on 05/05. This seems like a Dragon Gate show which might turn up on uStream, though they don’t seem to announce those until very close to the show. Meanwhile, it looks like Kaleth may be waiting for a shot at Flamita when he returns to Mexico.


CMLL (SUN) 04/20/2014 Arena México
1) Leono & Magnus vs Cholo & Inquisidor
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Sagrado, Súper Halcón Jr. vs Nitro, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Valiente vs Puma, Tiger, Vangellys
4) Syuri vs Amapola [REINA INTL]
Syuri is champion.
5) Atlantis, Rush, Titán vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Rey Escorpión vs Máximo [CMLL LH]
Rey Escorpion is champion. Eight defense, third against Maximo.

That’s not the match Escorpion and Maximo agreed to!

Peste Negra team up sets up more Atlantis/Niebla and Casas/Rush.

Syuri gets a title match on Sunday (when it’ll definitely air live on the internet, not sure if that’s a factor.)