return of Mistico I, Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero and Demus/Shockercito next week

the return

CMLL (FRI) 10/09/2015 Arena México [CMLL]
1) Shockercito & Stukita b Demus 3:16 & Pequeño Nitro
Shockercito won with a La Mistica, which appears to have been intentional foreshadowing.
2) Okumura, Puma, Tiger b Fuego, The Panther, Tritón
good match
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Heddi Karaoui, Stuka Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Hechicero, Luciferno
Karaoui was said to do well in his debut, got the win.
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Rush b Ángel de Oro, Super Parka, Super Porky
Ingobernables ended up destroying the tecnicos. Sombra took Angel de Oro’s mask after the match.
5) Atlantis & Negro Casas b Mephisto, Mistico, Volador Jr., Ephesto, Máximo, Valiente [CMLL Universal, seeding battle royal]
Prior to this match, the original Mistico came to the ring in a new mask (and with no name). He said Arena Mexico gave birth to him and he was coming back to return to the spot that no one had filled. The ring announcer promoted the 10/25 All Elite show, but Myzteziz never mentioned that date and implied he’d be coming back for a lot more than that. Strangely, Mistico II was the first person out for this match and most of the field attacked him. They tore up his mask repeatedly on this show.
6) Mephisto b Ephesto [CMLL Universal, 8F]
7) Mistico b Valiente [CMLL Universal, 8F]
8) Volador Jr. b Máximo [CMLL Universal, 8F]
9) Atlantis b Negro Casas [CMLL Universal, 8F]
10) Mephisto b Mistico [CMLL Universal, quarterfinal]
11) Atlantis b Volador Jr. [CMLL Universal, quarterfinal]
12) Atlantis b Mephisto [CMLL Universal, semifinal]
Atlantis faces Ultimo Guerrero on 10/16

The big news was the Myzteziz appearance and his press conference after the show. Myzteziz told the press that he plans on finishing up his AAA dates and then hopes to make his way back to CMLL. CMLL promoted Myzteziz’ appearance on Facebook and Twitter, which I don’t recall them doing with LA Park. Myzteziz isn’t officially part of CMLL at this moment, and things can still happen, but everyone expects him to join the promotion soon. This must’ve been in the works for a while, but it stayed quiet until yesterday afternoon. According to his own Twitter, Myzteziz was working AAA house show as recently as Thursday in Xalapa. He’s listed as working a spot show tonight in Veracruz. AAA seems like they were as caught off guard by this as most everyone. I’m sure they’re ticked and I’d guess he’s going to be asked to sit at home instead of working those shows, but this is a strange situation.

The Mistico II stuff was weird. It seemed like they were killing off the character for most of the tournament. The crowd would’ve been fine with that, he was getting booed badly just by appearing after the original had shown up. In the end, he just lost cleanly to a super Devil’s Wings.

Atlantis versus Ultimo Guerrero was the most predictable final but one I was kind of hoping they’d avoid. Ultimo Guerrero is almost definitely going to win. This final serves no purpose except to give Ultimo Guerrero a desperately unneeded victory.

Despite ClaroSports saying the show would only air in Mexico, it aired everywhere without a region block. No one knows anything and I expect it’ll stay a guessing game for a while. I only saw the Mistico return and the Universal tournament (which seemed better than last week, though the crowd was not at all into a long Mephisto/Ephesto match after Mistico I just showed up.) I haven’t even edited the rest, but I’m told the undercard was fun and worth watching. Karaoui did better than expected; hope he keeps it up.

In news that got swallowed up, Negro Casas & Blue Panther versus Solar & Negro Navarro was also announced for the 10/25 show. That All Elite has no TV (or internet) outlet, though fan recordings often show up on YouTube. It’s a Sunday show, so it would normally air on ClaroSports, but CMLL’s opted out of airing any matches which aren’t all CMLL luchadors. Maybe it’ll be different this time.

AAA has every right to be livid about Myzteziz’s move – he did this in a unprofessional way, and probably is still under contract to AAA. They also can’t afford to wallow in their anger too long right now, because they’ve got to figure out what to do with their TripleMania program, how to replace Myzteziz as a lead heel in general, and who else might be jumping. No one was naming names last night, but rumors were indicating Myzteziz wasn’t coming alone. (No opponent or match being named for him was interesting for that reason.) The spotlight is going to fall on Averno – who, unlike his rival, has been noted as being super professional everywhere – and if he’ll follow his friend back to CMLL.

My plans involve me not checking the internet for long stretches of time today. I’m throwing my laptop in the car, so maybe you’ll get an update from a rest stop near Peoria if more craziness happens, but more likely just keep an eye on Twitter.

AAA’s taking the blame for moving the Nuevo Laredo taping. As usual, they don’t give any particular reason.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Eric Mutter has a piece on Pentagon Jr.

Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 10/16/2015 Arena México
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Súper Halcón Jr., The Panther vs Artillero, Sangre Azteca, Súper Comando
2) Estrellita, La Vaquerita, Marcela vs Amapola, Dalys, Tiffany
3) Shockercito vs Demus 3:16 [hair]
4) Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Boby Zavala, Kamaitachi, Virus
5) Máximo, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush
6) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero [CMLL Universal, final]
Ultimo Guerrero, already the only two time winner, would become the first three time winner if he wins.

WWE’s in town the next day. CMLL appears to know what the good matches are when they want to do good matches. The two singles matches should do well, and the fourth and first matches should be worth watching. (The women’s match isn’t as hot, but it’s tough for CMLL to put together promising women’s matches with the current roster.)

Shockercito defeated Demus when they last met for a hair match in 2009. He’s never lost his hair.

DTU JOSAGA (SAT) 10/31/2015 Auditorio de la Unidad Deportivo, Fortín, Veracruz
1) Blaster, Delirium, Guerrero Astral vs Angel Negro, Halcón Infenrla, Ultra Boy
2) Erwin, Galxy, Irving vs Masizito, Porrito, Samuary Jr.
3) Black Baby & Sepultura vs Destroyer & Hades
4) Gio El Malkriado & Lady Maravilla vs Abadon & Zuzu Divine and Perro Negro Jr. & Princesa Doreada and Black Sabath & Crazy Star (F)
5) Septimo Dragon vs Ángel del Misterio, Tiburon, Ángel Del Futuro
6) Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo vs Joven Marvilla & Maremoto Jr. and Aero Power & Kronos
7) Black Fire & Pesadilla vs Cíclope & Miedo Extremo and Ángel o Demonio & Ovett

There’s also an ultraviolent tournament next Saturday in Tulancingo.

10/09 AAA TV Results (Tlahuelilpan)

AAA TV (FRI) 10/09/2015 Plaza de Toros, Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo [AAA]
1) Maravilla, Niño Hamburguesa, Pimpinela Escarlata b Argos, Lady Shani, Mamba
Lady Maravilla again wrestled as only “Maravilla”, probably to avoid confusion with SHani.
2) Dark Cuervo, Dark Scoria, Súper Fly b Argenis, Australian Suicide, Bengala
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Joe Lider, Taurus b Angélico, Drago, Jack Evans
moved down a spot. Taurus was the mystery rudo and continued his winning ways, defeating Drago with a “Michinoku Driver con giro.” Pentagon Jr. appeared after the match to challenge Jack & Angelico to a tag title rematch.
4) Daga, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Steve Pain b Aerostar, La Parka, Súper Nova
Moved up a spot. Daga beat Nova. Australian Suicide attacked Daga after the match for unclear reasons.
5) El Mesías, Pentagón Jr., Texano Jr. b El Patrón Alberto, Fénix, Psycho Clown
Mesias defeated Fenix again, and took his mask again.

Air Date: 10/24, just one week of TV.

Tlahuelilpan is a blackhole for news coverage – this is a small town that has a big fair every year and brings in AAA as part of the entertainment – and apparently a blackhole for internet coverage too. No live results because they couldn’t get a signal. Last night was a tough night to lose internet access.

AAA appeared to know of Myzteziz’s plans when this taping took place and Argos & Argenis weren’t just immediately fired, so maybe they’ll be okay. Both of these brothers (and Mini Murder Clown) were added to AAA’s roster before Myzteziz started with them, but it was part of a long term recruitment plan to land Myzteziz when he would inevitably return to Mexico. Their positions would be iffy if Myzteziz left on good terms. Myzteziz is leaving on much worse than good terms. AAA can’t really do a lot to punish him unless they want to take this to court, but they can punish those related to him. Argenis has become actually fine enough for the position he’s in. Argos has not, and he’s got so little role as it that it would be tough to tell if he ever left AAA. (This is his first TV appearance in 16 months.) Argenis is also trios champion in Lucha Underground, but the role just calls for a generic skinny guy – if they had to, they could sneak someone else in the spot.

Thinking there’s something with Suicide & Daga in the segunda that wasn’t mentioned. That’ll be a fun feud. The recap didn’t mention if Pentagon still wanted Lider as his partner. As much as we might not want that, I’d assume that’s still the plan. Main event still points towards a Fenix/Mesias match to close out the year (and maybe a Fenix win since Mesias is winning all the build up.) They’re really going with Taurus, which is kind of amazing.

Next taping is a week from today in Reynosa. Myzteziz is scheduled in the main event. Averno’s on that card too.

the original Mistico returned to Arena Mexico tonight

The AAA luchador currently known as Myzteziz, but better known as CMLL’s first Mistico, appeared today in Arena Mexico. Myzteziz spoke to the crowd about midway thru the show, with his old music playing. He talked about being born in Arena Mexico and said he’d wanted to return to the level he once was at there. He kissed the mat before leaving. The CMLL ring announcer said “this luchador” would appear on the 10/25 All Elite show. They were careful not to use any name and he was wearing a new variation of his mask.

The announcers made no reference to this appearance the rest of the night. It appeared this was only for the live crowd (and the press) and would not appear on TV. This followed the same script of LA Park’s first appearance in Arena Mexico before he worked an All Elite show there. Myzteziz was only announced as working that All Elite show and not part of CMLL. No opponents or teammates were announced.

LA Park’s All Elite appearance led the way for him to rejoin CMLL (for howerver short it lasted.) It appears the same thing is possible here. Myzteziz told the press he was planning to work his agreed upon dates with AAA and then leave the company. He said he would have a new name for his All Elite appearance. AAA owns the Myzteziz name and mask, but a new variation would probably be legally ok.

Myzteziz did appear to have the right to work his own indy schedule as part of his contract, but working in Arena Mexico and making an appearance on a CMLL show is something that would normally be at least told to AAA. Instead, it seems AAA found out the same way everyone else did: rumors of Myzteziz appearing on this show started this afternoon. All Elite said they’d have a big announcement after this show, and Myzteziz was spotted in Arena Mexico soon after.

Myzteziz says he’ll work his AAA dates, but it’s unclear if he’ll be wanted both. Myzteziz’s last appearance on AAA TV is being destroyed by the rudos and rejected by the tecnicos. That’d be a fine way to write someone out to the competition, only AAA had invested a lot in future Myzteziz matches. AAA seemed to be setting up a Rey Mysterio/Myzteziz rematch for next year’s TripleMania and had built their TV around that feud for the last couple of months. Myzteziz was slated to have a significant match at Guerra de Titanes, the last major show on AAA’s year. Myzteziz has essentially taken over the lead rudo position from the deceased Perro Aguayo Junior, and there’s no immediate replacement. AAA’s also already advertised Myzteziz as appearing on many shows in the next two months. AAA probably wants nothing to do with Myzteziz anymore, but may want to force him to live up to his word for economic reasons. It’s really hard to imagine that working at all.

Myzteziz and CMLL had a big falling out over the way he departed. Myzteziz never told CMLL he was leaving, just said he was taking a vacation in Los Angeles after the first FantasticaMania and instead signed with WWE. CMLL’s programming committee appeared not to like Myzteziz based on that exist and based on many critical comments about them before leaving, but sources say CMLL ownership got over it quicker and Myzteziz was back on good terms with the people at the very top by the time he left Mexico. It seemed doubtful like he’d come back directly to CMLL, but it did seem like he would be back in Arena Mexico someday.

Again, Myzteziz is only booked with All Elite. He’s said he’s not signed with CMLL. However, there’s not enough indy work to keep him busy alone – this is not rejoining CMLL, but the big step on that path. The similar LA Park & Dr. Wagner ended badly, but did boost interest and attendance in the promotion short term. Like those two, Myzteziz is a kind of a headcase who’s now left the last three promotions he’s worked for with bad feelings, but there’s no one in Mexico CMLL could add who would mean more at the gate short term. Long term, they need to fix other problems and Myzteziz will probably make it four straight bad exits, but this is a big boon for CMLL if they take advantage of it.

(Myzteziz name seems least blemished in Japan and I’d expect for him to booked for FantasticaMania if CMLL gives it’s OK.)

AAA’s not made an official statement. Myzteziz is scheduled to work a spot show Saturday in Veracruz, and many shows next weekend including the TV taping in Reynosa. (He was actually already booked in Durango on 10/25. I’m pretty sure that one isn’t happening.) AAA’s reaction is the next part of this story.