No one’s getting booked in more main events than Luchador Sorpresa. I’d assume it’s Sin Cara and Averno, but there doesn’t really seem to be a reason to keep listing Avenro as Luchador Sorpresa after he’s already debuted. Maybe a communication error? Maybe even more people? Maybe they’re just not sure. Maybe I’m not sure!
Even as crazy repetitive as AAA can be – the opener is almost the same match for three straight tapings running – I can’t believe AAA is running the same trios title match on consecutive tapings for the Psycho Circus to win both. There’s a title change coming, maybe even the titles going back and forth.
Not sure if the Reina de Reinas contender match is intended for Verano de Escandalo. That card is probably going to be announced before this show happens, which may give away the result if that’s the plan. It’s probably Taya or Sexy Star getting the shot.
Next show after this is Verano de Escandalo on 06/07. Is Psycho Clown versus Texano Jr. the only announced match for that show so far? No sign of Blue Demon (or Chessman) on this show or Tuxtla, so no idea if that is still meant to be happeing. All the usual names should be on the card.
IWRG (WED) 05/21/2014Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), IWRG, Tercera Caida]
1) Power Bull & Skull Metal b Black Niko & Sky Ángel
2) Guerrero Mixtico & Hip Hop Man b Látigo & Metaleon rudos snuck in a foul on Metaleon
3) Apolo Estrada & El Hijo del Diablo b Alan Extreme & Veneno [IWRG IC TAG] Title change! Apolo & Diablo were able to overcome Veneno’s holy karate to win the championship. Veneno and Alan fall on third defense. Gringos VIP are 22nd champions.
4) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Oficial AK47 [IWRG Rey del Ring] Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 is the champion, and took falls 1/3 to keep the title, the last with a German suplex.
5) Imposible b Hijo De La Bestia [mask] Bestia broke up with the rudos seven days ago. Apolo Estrada seconded Bestia, Eterno seconded Imposible. Bestia was DQed in the first for excessive violence, then Imposible just beat him in the second fall for the rare straight falls mask win. Hijo de la Bestia was announced as Humberto Lopez Che, from Guadalajara, 32 years old, 15 years a luchador.
Hijo de la Bestia suddenly gets into a mask match, then loses in straight falls is the normal bit of random that is IWRG. Tag team title change is good news.
Gronda (original) says he’s working here on June 1st. That’ll be something.
423 Dragon Lee
406 Star Jr.
395 Soberano Jr.
339 Super Halcon Jr.
336 Guerrero Negro Jr.
Important lesson: Don’t have a Junior in your name?
CMLL Informa revealed Hechicero, Cavernario, Cachorro and Dragon Lee as the final four. They also explained Friday’s trios match will be Negro Casas, Cavernario, and Dragon Lee versus Virus, Hechicero and Cachorro. Cachorro was a Negro Casas trainee, but the idea is Casas didn’t want to team with him so he was the one sent over to the other team. (Virus was unhappy with only getting one finalist again, and the judges scoring in general.) The half hour show went just over an hour, with fan questions and Cavernario being crazy. I’ve put up in two parts.
The Informa show seemed like a special occasion show and not a weekly show. They’ll probably be back in a month to push the final.
All the judging polling and fan polling ended up actually not changing much. The top four based on win/loss record was Cavernario (5 wins), Dragon Lee (4.5 wins), Cachorro (4 wins) and Hechicero (3.5 wins.)
Marisela Pena told a fan that AAA would be returning to Puebla for a TV taping on 06/13. That would be the first taping after Verano de Escandalo. It will be the third taping in a nine day stretch (06/04 in Celaya & 06/07 in Orizaba), an exceptionally busy stretch for AAA. That schedule could take care of all their taping for June and more depending on how many matches they run.
There are no lineups announced for any of those shows so far, but they should start to be officially announced after Saturday’staping.
Fenix talks about Averno’s debut. The article mentions Fenix has been Fusion champion for over a year. He’s never defended the belt on TV in that time.
Okumura has been in CMLL for 10 years. This is the second time CMLL’s announced this. I don’t know why.
AAA (SUN) 06/15/2014Arena Azteca Budokan, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Estado de México
1) ? vs ??
2) Cinthia Moreno, La Jarochita, Pasion Kristal vs Black Mamba, La Hechicera, Sexy Lady
3) Dinastía, Mini Drago, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Psycho Clown
4) Argenis, Fénix, Niño Hamburguesa vs Chessman, Daga, Eterno
5) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Argos, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano and Demon Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker