Mistico hurt, tag title match for next week, Busca de un Idolo


Dragon Lee/Terra

CMLL (FRI) 05/02/2014 Arena México [CMLL, TerraYahoo! Deportes]
1) Fantasy & Último Dragoncito b Mercurio & Pequeño Olímpico Fantasy & Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mercurio & Pequeno Olipico, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa b Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Kamaitachi, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
tecnicos took 2/3
3) La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
straight falls for the tecnicas. Blanca dropkicked Sugheit, Sugehit tried to steal a pin, Blanca pulled her off the pin and stomped her, Marcela cradled Blanca for the win. Sugheit made friends with the tecnicas after the match.
4) Soberano Jr. b Guerrero Negro Jr. [En Busca de un IdoloSoberano Jr. vs Guerrero Negro Jr. in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
Dragon Rojo was guest judge, and Shocker returned as regular judge. Guerrero Negro Jr. won with a Buca Storm after a match dominated by Soberano high flying and Guerrero bumps. Guerrero Negro Jr. scored a 9, 9, 9, 6 for a 33. Soberano Jr. scores 9, 8, 7, 5 for a 29.
5) Cachorro b Dragon Lee [En Busca de un IdoloCachorro vs Dragon Lee in a En Busca de un Idolo match, on DailyMotion (posted by thecubsfan)
One of the best match of the tournament, with Cachorro working slight rudo and both looking good. Dragon Lee had the match won with a German suplex, but referee Tigre Hispano ruled Cachorro was slightly off the mat. Lee pulled out a cradle overhead belly to belly bridging suplex for the win. Lee scored 9, 10, 10, 4 for 33, Cachorro scored 9, 10, 8, 8 for 35.
6) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero DQ Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone
Rudos took 1/3, the last when Atlantis knocked off Ultimo Guerrero’s mask for the DQ. Atlantis said that if UG leaves, it’s because he’s scared to actually do the mask match.
7) Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Ripper b La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush
Shocker was announced, but replaced by Mr. Niebla on Monday. Jose Luis Feliciano announced on Twitter during the show that Mistico was in a motorcycle accident and would miss the main event. Sombra replaced him. Los Odiosos were DQed for attacking the rudos with a chair and other weapons in the first, won the second, then lost the third when Niebla beat Mascara and Casas beat Rush. This sets up a tag title match.

Dragon Lee’s new move is Kota Ibushi’s Phoenix-Plex. If Ibushi ever came to Mexico for an extended period, everyone would be confused about how many moves he “stole” from other people.

Mistico II will be operated today after breaking bones in his leg in his motorcycle accident. He’s obviously going to be out for an extended period of time, but the exact length is unknown right now. Here in Chicago, a young basketball player named Jay Williams got into a motorcycle accident in 2003, and was never able to play top level basketball again. (Like Mistico, Williams came in to his professional team with high expectations and struggled to reach them before his accident.) Hopefully this is something not nearly as severe – we really don’t know anything besides that Twitter message, and that may be it – and it’s instead something Mistico can recover to his old form, but both athletes relied greatly on their legs a lot. This Mistico is reliant on his ability to fly around and out of the ring, and he would lose a lot if he could no longer show those skills.

Mistico was inconsistently featured by CMLL and not a big part of the main picture. CMLL will definitely lose out on money from selling Mistico to various local promoters, though that might have started to dry up with the ‘real’ Mistico (Sin Cara) back in town. Mistico missing weeks or months would not disrupt any major matches seemingly in the plans for the year. There was one point very early on in 2014 where it seemed like CMLL might be setting up Mephisto versus Mistico, but they’ve long moved away from it. Mistico is the current CMLL Weltereweight Championship. En Busca de un Idolo winners usually get a title shot in their division shortly after winning, so it’s possible CMLL might have done a Mistico versus Cavernario match if the caveman wins this tournament. CMLL’s been more in a hurry to strip luchadors of their championships when it looks like they may not be around for a while, but Mistico may be a special case.

Dark Angel, who’s been touring north east Canada the last couple of weeks, won the new Beauty Slammers championship last night. That all women’s show will air on Highspots sometime in the near future.

LuchaWorld has a recap of this week’s Tercera Caida.

The Misico/Averno tour made a stop in Zacatelgo, Tlaxcala last night.

Lover_Ice says he’s giving up putting lucha libre video on the internet. Thanks for all the work you did!

WMC held a press conference for next weekend’s show.

RCH has returned for a show on May 18th.


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CMLL (FRI) 05/09/2014 Arena México
1) Bengala & Flyer vs El Rebelde & Hijo del Signo
2) Lluvia, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit vs La Seductora, Princesa Blanca, Tiffany
3) Marco Corleone, Titán, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
4) Cachorro vs Hechicero [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Star Jr. vs Soberano Jr. [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Atlantis, Máscara Dorada, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
7) La Máscara & Rush vs Mr. Niebla & Negro Casas [CMLL TAG]
La Mascara & Rush are champions. First defense.

CMLL video promo.

The rest of the En Busca de un Idolo schedule is (mostly) set

Guerrero Negro Jr. vs Cavernario
Dragon Lee vs Super Halcon Jr.

05/16 or 05/20 (final week)
Cachorro vs Super Halcon Jr.
Cavernario vs Soberano Jr.
Dragon Lee vs Hechicero
Guerrero Negro vs Star Jr.

05/23 will be some sort of tag or trios with the trainers and the finalists, with the next round starting on 05/30. If it’s a final four, then it would be on 06/06.

Hechicero probably won’t need to show up for the Dragon Lee match, but he will. If this is heading to a final two, the Cavernario/Soberano Jr. match may be a playoff for the second spot. If it’s four advancing, then there’s no obvious head to head battle right now.

Mascara Dorada returns. Tercera is lower than usual for that kind of lineup, which does mean it’s airing on Terra.

A title change is reasonable, but Niebla & Casas already took one group of titles away from La Mascara & Texano.

Bengala is everywhere!

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DTU (SAT) 05/24/2014 Deportivo Pavón, Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal
1) Fulgor (durango), Ojo De Halcón, Shadow vs ?, Halcón 2000, Rey Templario
2) Jimmy, Kevin, Tommy vs Energy, Gremlin, Kalibus
3) Artikus vs Rocky Lobo, Lanzeloth
4) La Magnifica & Reina Dorada vs ? & Keira
5) Drastik Boy vs Impulso, Arez, Slayer Pack, Freelance, Belial, Septimo Dragon
6) Carta Brava Jr. (IWL), Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera vs Cíclope, Miedo Extremo, Paranoiko and Ángel o Demonio, Demente Extreme, Ovett
7) Crazy Boy & Super Crazy vs Decnnis & Tony Rivera and Aero Boy & Violento Jack and Black Fire & Chica Ye-Ye and Dinamic Black & Mike Segura
8) Ricky Marvin vs Shane Strickland, Jinzo, Flamita, Pesadilla, Ángel del Misterio, Kaleth

Final DTU poster of the May tour? Ricky Marvin turns up here in the main event among the usual overstuffed matches. Sixth match is being billed as Cerbero Negro’s return to the ring after illness.

05/02 AAA TV results (Minatitlan)

AAA TV (FRI) 05/02/2014 Centro de Convenciones, Minatitlán, Veracruz [AAA]
1) Drago & Faby Apache b Dark Cuervo & Mary Apache
Drago beat Cuervo with the Yamoto-Toshi.
2) Dark Ozz, Dark Scoria, Dark Spíritu b Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Niño Hamburguesa
Ozz pulled Crazy’s mask and beat him.
3) Australian Suicide b Pentagón Jr.
Moved all the way up to the tercera. Suicide won with his tornillo shooting star press. As by rule, Pentagon Jr. immediately destroyed the victorious tecnico and left him bloodied.
4) Angélico & Jack Evans b Daga & Steve Pain [AAA TAG]
Made a title match after the last taping. Angelico & Jack retained, their second defense. Jack pinned Pain after the 630 senton.
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Hijo del Fantasma, Silver King, Texano Jr.
Psycho Clown beat Texano Jr. with the Canadian Destoryer for the fourth straight time, according to the recap. A title match was set for 06/07 in Orizaba, the site of Verano de Escandalo.
6) Bengala (AAA), Cibernético, La Parka b Black Warrior, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Psicosis
Bengala, not the current luchador in CMLL, debuted here and beat Psicosis with a piledriver.

Air Date: 05/10 & 05/17

I Googled Yamoto-Toshi so I could describe the move here, and the only wrestling results which came up was this AAA recap. I guess we’ll learn together!

Marisela Pena had mentioned AAA would be going to Orizaba and Konnan had mention Verano de Escandalo was back this year, but this is the first time both were put together and mentioned as part of an AAA event. June 7th is a Saturday. By my math, this taping and Sunday’s taping will air before Verano de Escandalo, with the Tapachula taping airing the same day and the Tuxtla show actually airing after Verano takes place.  AAA’s usual habit is to have everything in place for the major show by the TV before their major show, which means anything else major that’s happening in June has to be set up Sunday or not at all.

It’s probably going to be a lot of “not at all”, since AAA’s current policy is to only do a couple of important matches on each major show and just throw out random matches to fill out the undercard.  (That’s not a popular policy in these parts, but there’s no indication it’s changing.) Sunday’s card could set up a Demon/Chessman or Fenix/Fantasma title match, but both seems unlikely and neither seems more likely. Another Jeff Jarrett tag is more certain to be taking place on Verano de Escandalo, and possibly the first Averno/Sin Cara appearance.

There’s been no indication of Verano airing on iPPV. They still have a month and they’d be ill advised to make TripleMania their first effort since last year’s failure.

Bengala is not the CMLL opening match perennial and it’s awkward AAA would  use a name that’s already on TV with another promotion for a variety of reasons. I think there are definitely people in AAA who have no idea there’s someone in CMLL with that name – if I recall correctly, they weren’t familiar with Semental and Mortiz back when they tried out for AAA and Bengala’s in a similar position – but I’m sure someone there had to know. Maybe it’ll be changed later.

Bengala has a big shoulder pad that he’s wearing during the match. That sort of costuming is often used to obscure an identifying mark. It looks like it didn’t quite do it’s job last night; a tattoo on Bengala’s right shoulder is exposed in that picture. That body art appears similar to the skeleton foot  on Veracruz native Ricky Marvin’s shoulder. It’s not a 100%, someone else could have a similar tattoo, but few others would be brought in as a main event guy to get a big win in their debut.

Marvin was in AAA last year, but never actually seen on the main television show. His one TV match in May as a Perros del Mal member (destroying Los Mirreyes) was left off of TV and a later run-in was edited off the Televisa version of the show. He never showed up again. The whole thing was a bit mysterious and I never heard an explanation. Marvin’s been mostly working indy shows in Mexico since deciding to scale back his NOAH participation after 2013, and has been a regular (and superb) presence on the ChilangaMask shows until this most recent set of events. He’s been primarily wrestling around Veracruz. It’s strange for AAA to put him under a mask, but maybe they were just looking for a fresh start. He’s going to be a good addition if he sticks around a lot this time.

As mentioned, AAA is back again on Sunday in Villahermosa. There’s a mystery man in the semimain there, and I’d guess it’d be Bengala again.