CMLL talks about LA Park, Astral keeps his title, AAA in Pachuca

CMLL (TUE) 09/08/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Bengala & Leono b Apocalipsis & El Rebelde
tecnicos took 2/3.
2) Canelo Casas, Nitro, Raziel b Pegasso, Starman, Stigma
Nitro beat Pegasso.
3) Astral © b Mercurio [CMLL MINI]
Seconds were Mini Olimpico & Starman. Astarl took falls 1/3 to retain, using Mercurio’s own package piledriver to win.
4) Delta, Esfinge, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Boby Zavala, Okumura, Puma
Boby Zavala replaced Kamaitachi on Friday. Guerrero Maya beat Puma for the win.
5) Fuego, The Panther, Tritón b Cavernario, Rey Bucanero, Vangellys
Triton defeated Cavernario in straight falls and challenged for a title shot. Cavernario accepted for next week.
6) Dragon Lee, Máximo, Valiente b Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
National trios champions took the loss, with Valiente beating Mephisto.

The big CMLL news of the day was elsewhere. LA Park being pulled from lineups became a big enough story that  CMLL actually explained it: Park disrespected the public and broke the rules of the promotion. It’s not said, but it’s pretty clear Park closing remarks (on what could be done with the fan’s mothers) are what got him fired. The statement says Park apologized and CMLL would consider booking him again, though does not have him booked at this time.

There’s push back from some fans on social media because they want lucha libre to be a place where someone can say that on the microphone, but that’s just not going to the kind of style CMLL is going to promote.

On Twitter, LA Park has said “words never cause anyone to bleed“, to say this shouldn’t have been treated as a big deal. Alfredo speculated if Claro Sports, who broadcast the show, could’ve been angry about what LA Park said. Claro did not post video of the show after posting the complete main event (but sometimes websites are just that random.) Meanwhile, on the weird CMLL mailing list people who bought the PPV were subscribed to without being told (not good!), CMLL official Rosalio Vera says LA Park also hit a fan, which LA Park has denied.

Park was probably going to be done either on the Anniversary show or a week after – he was there to tease the Rush match, and that’s not happening until March at the soonest. If either side stays sane and doesn’t start going after each other, LA Park will probably be back. It’s wrestling, so there’s no guarantee they’ll stay sane.

Not sure when the press release on Flyer missing Friday’s show is coming.

In other news, LA Park confirms he’s not Hulk Hogan.

AAA (TUE) 09/08/2015 Arena Aficion [Funcion Estelar]
1) Diosa Atenea & Zuzu Divine b Princesa Mohicana & Xena
2) Bart Simpson & Homero Simpson b Minion Morada I & Minion Morada II
3) Gotita de Plata, Goya Kong, Niño Hamburguesa DQ Concord, Machine Rocker, Taya
Holocausto (Electro, Pirata and Parka) ran in for the DQ to transition into the next match
4) Monsther Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Electroshock, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Parka Negra
5) Averno & Pentagón Jr. b Fénix & Myzteziz
Myzteziz hit Fenix with a chair as he was going for the dive to give the tencicos the win. Myzteziz again said he was not interested in being in any faction.

AAA spot show results are rare. They’re also, for reasons never explained, always running storylines months behind what’s on TV. Here, we get Holocausto being still a thing (though TV seemed to send Pirata with Daga & Pain) and Myzteziz still being programmed on the tecnico side. Crowd was good, much better than the local shows and a bit better than the usual CMLL show here, but not a sell out.

AAA’s caught up their YouTube feed to last week’s TV show. It’s the UTDN version, but the only extra material is a long recap of TripleMania. You really should watch the Aerostar/Steve Pain trios.

El Hijo del Santo told a fan he’ll have news of a new show on October 5, and implied it’d be in Leon. He’s mentioned running return shows prior, but nothing’s happened yet.

There hasn’t been much news or progress about any of the laws proposed following the death of Perro Aguayo. A boxing column in Sispe updates the WBC plan. The World Boxing Council, back in April, proposed they’d run a national commission on wrestling and would put Hijo del Santo in charge. This column says the rumors are this would only be half the plan – the WBC would also take over as the national boxing commission, pushing everyone else out and giving the group full control of boxing in the country. In that context, the wrestling is a secondary concern though Santo in charge would still make everyone crazy. There’s no sense of any progress on any of this; I wouldn’t expect it to be coming any time soon.

On the Casanova Pro show in Monterrey, Charles Lucero defeated Silver Star for the UWA Middleweight Championship (a title that always somehow ends up back in Silver Star’s hands.) Guerrero Mixitco, wrestling Rico Rodriguez on the show, appeared to be drunk and had a horrible match.

The new Odessa Steps magazine has interviews with Marco Corleone, Hechicero and Zeuxis.

RobViper has a music video of 04/04/15

Segunda Caida reviews Fuerza Guerrera, Emilio Charles Jr., La Fiera vs Hijo del Santo, Mascara Sagrada and Misterioso.

El Pancracio has pieces on Super Astro Jr. and Septiembre Negro.

SuperLuchas looks back at Tarzan Lopez’s retirement.

A recap of Ciclope & Violento Jack’s tour of Japan.

Lineups

IWRG (SUN) 09/13/2015 Arena Naucalpan
1) Emperador Azteca, Metaleón, Mr. Leo vs Acero, Imposible, Picudo Jr.
2) Freelance, Leo, Mike, Rafy vs El Hijo del Diablo, Golepador, Oficial AK47, Rayan
3) Hijo del Pantera, Pantera, Súper Nova vs Black Terry, Relámpago, Suicida
4) Oficial 911 vs Eterno
5) Danny Casas, Máscara Sagrada, Veneno vs Negro Navarro, Pirata Morgan, Shu el Guerrero
6) Hijo De Dos Caras vs X-Fly [IWRG IC HEAVY]
sixth defense for Dos

Dos hasn’t been in IWRG much. IWRG is inherently random, but it would make sense for X-Fly to win the title in this match.

Looks like no Wednesday show this week.

CMLL (TUE) 09/15/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Reycko vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Gallo, Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr. vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Sangre Azteca
3) Blue Panther Jr., Esfinge, The Panther vs Boby Zavala, El Cuatrero, Sansón
4) Omar Brunetti vs Metálico [hair]
5) Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Pierroth, Sagrado
6) Máximo, Super Porky, Valiente vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Último Guerrero

Still not sure why this isn’t a Wednesday show. Maybe there’s something else going on in Guadalajara? It does mean a few guys are working both ‘Tuesday’ shows. Omar remains the favorite in the hair match.

Note the Cien Caras sons are back in the tercera.

CMLL (WED) 09/16/2015 Arena México
1) La Vaquerita & Skadi vs La Seductora & Reyna Isis
2) Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kamaitachi, Okumura, Virus
3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Titán vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
5) Cavernario © vs Tritón [MEX WELTER]
Cavernario’s first defense
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Triton’s an underdog, but just getting a title match is a big moment for him. He’s ascended to the Stuka/Fuego level where CMLL might remember to do something with him every year or so. The match should be great too. Show is an early time of 5pm, which actually makes it even more impossible for our group to make it there. Hope I manage to record it.

That opener looks, uh, very challenging.

10/17 AAA TV Lineup (Reynosa) – debut of Speedball?

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AAA TV (SAT) 10/17/2015 Gimnasio de la Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Reynosa, Tamaulipas
1) Faby Apache, Karateka Jr., Pimpinela Escarlata vs Gigga, Perfil, Unico Jr., Taya
1) Faby Apache, Magnifico, Mr. 450, Pimpinela Escarlata vs Gigga,Imagen De Oro, Imagen Ii, Taya
2) Aerostar, Australian Suicide, Speedball vs Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain
3) La Parka, Monsther Clown, Murder Clown vs Averno, Chessman, Cibernético
4) ?, Angélico, Jack Evans vs ??, Hijo del Fantasma, Texano
5) Psycho Clown & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs Johnny Mundo & Myzteziz

Air Date: this is well in the future, so I’ll put down “10/31” but it could shift a week either direction. Likely a one week taping.

Someone messed up; this is a post Heroes Inmortales lineup no one was supposed to see for three weeks more, at least. (@JtSol13so was the first person I saw who had it on Twitter.) There are no storyline giveaways – because there are very few storylines to give away right now – there’s are new names coming out.

The Speedball in the segunda is surely “Speedball” Mike Bailey, rising Canadian indy star of the moment. He’s a high flyer/kicker with a background in taekwondo who’s gotten over in PWG as an undersized fighter. He’s working a lot of well known indies, but it’s in PWG where he had a great match agaisnt Chris Hero which might be the reason he made it here. Konnan raved about that particular match on his own podcast and on the Wrestling Observer one. He’s teaming with Aerostar & Suicide against the maybeAnarakia trio in what should be a great match.

(Note AAA now has a Speedball and a Fireball. One short of a ball trio. Speedball has a masked alterego which might work better here, but not sure AAA would’ve seen that or if he’d just prefer to be unmasked.)

We don’t know who’s in the semifinals. That spot on the card suggest these are people of significance. AAA usually debuts new people and then lists them as surprises for the next couple of tapings, so we may know who these people are by the time Heroes Inmortales takes place (or even by the time the card is announced.) It stands to reason that if the Bailey/Hero match got one guy a spot, it might have gotten the other one a spot as well.

The blue names in the opener are local Reynosa guys to fill out the card. Karateka is from Matamoros, the other three show up in Reynosa. Perfil and Unico Jr. are two different people, so they’re missing a name on the tecnico side. It’s the dark match/maybe interent only match if they’re still doing those.

Edit 3:40pm: There’s a new poster floating around with different names for the opener

  • Mr. 450 is an ex Chicago indy guy who’s been in Puerto Rico (and is currently WWC’s world champ heading into a match with Carlito.) He’s also recently appeared on NXT as a jobber recently. It’s odd AAA would fly him in just to work openers – they have luchadors in Reynosa who could do that – but maybe he’s coming to Mexico on his own or for other reasons and he just picked up more work: he’s also listed on as working in Hidalgo the night prior
  • there’s a Magnifico in Reynosa, not to be confused with the 300 other Magnificos
  • Imagen II has been around Reynosa since at least the turn of the century, appeared on TV tapings back around then. Imagen de Oro often teams with him.

Myzteziz & Rey are still going to be rivals, which means Johnny Mundo may mostly fight Psycho Clown. That’ll be an amazing thing. It’s kind of strange Johnny Mundo ends up working TV tapngs and not TripleMania. I fully support the idea of La Parka replacing Psycho Clown in the circus, those three guys belong together.

AAA uses the just about the same roster when they run two tapings in a short period of time, so this group of people will probably be in slightly different matches in Nuevo Laredo two days later.