1991 Coahuila/Durango lineups added to the luchadb

April 28, 1991

I added 1990 lucha libre lineups, mostly from the cities Torreon and Gomez Palacio (but a few from Lerdo!), to the luchadb database over the last week. They’re integrated the different pages of this site, and they’re also just available here. This is a slow continuing project to mine the El Siglo de Torreon archive for lucha lineups and results. I didn’t expect to have this done this quick. There’s a lot of time between pitches.

year events
1985 150
1986 154
1987 152
1988 176
1989 188
1990 169
1991 174

It would’ve easily been the most events in a year if it had continued at the pace it was in summer. Lucha libre events nosedive sharply at the end of the year, going from six or more a week to one a week by December. It’s not just weather, as columns indicate people who were big attractions here just months prior (Hijo del Santo, Konnan) were not getting the same turnout. The timing matches up to when lucha libre airs starts in Mexico City. I’m not sure that’s total reason, because lucha libre had been listed on Torreon listings far before, but columns note that the local guys are having trouble competing with the national guys afterwards and that sure sounds like a TV issue.

The business downturn is also seen in Mexico City. By the end of the year, crowds are said to be down. Arena Mexico and Arena Coliseo half full on occasions, Pista under 1000.

This is the year where Flanagan & Super Punk (Ultimo Guerrero & Lucifierno) win the tag titles. They’re regulars in Arena Olimpico Laguna and showing up elsewhere. They also end up as opponents in a tournament for the vacant Laguna Light Heavyweight Championship, but no winner is ever mentioned. Results are nearly non-existent this year.

Local Issues

lucha TV/Strike Coverage

General History

Luchador of the Week type short bios/interviews

 

two CMLL title matches today, Coacalco 20th anniversary, IWRG, DTU

photo by Black Terry Jr.

indy (SUN) 10/15/2017 Coliseo Coacalco, Coacalco, Estado de México
1) Adriano & Siniestro DRAW León Tatuado & The King Fire
2) Genio Rojo b ForasteroDemonio BaltazarKaitoKarazuHazielRotterdamWallrusDinamic KingPoder GuerreroChicago RushArkonte [Trofeo 20 Aniversario]
3) Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Sanely b Amapola, La Seductora, Reina Isis
4) Nitro & Sangre Azteca b Blue Panther Jr. & Virus and Iron Love & Judas el Traidor and Atomic Star & Jeque
Atomic Star replaced Tony Rivera. Panther & Virus could not get along. Nitro & Azteca beat Iron Love & Judas el Traidor.
5) El Golpeador, Shu el Guerrero, Súper Crazy DQ Euforia, Terrible, Último Guerrero
Shu el Guerrero replaced el Golpeador. Terrible replaced Dragon Rojo. Euforia fouled Super Crazy for the DQ. Shu wants a match with Ultimo
6) Magnífico b DagaEterno
Daga suffered a shoulder injury.
7) Juana La Loca L AramisImpulsoWotanArezBelialGoldenAeronixKalibusBlack Out [hair, mask]
Golden took Juana La Loca’s hair.

This appeared to be a packed house for the 20th Anniversary show.

IWRG (SUN) 10/15/2017 Arena Naucalpan [+LuchaTV, The Gladiatores]
1) Ángel Oriental b Skanda
2) Súper Brazo Jr. b Tackle
3) Demonio Infernal & Violencia Jr. b Adrenalina & Infierno
Inferno replaced Toxico.
4) Liderk, Rayan, Spartan, Spector b Chico Che, Leo, Rafy, Shaolin
5) Aramis, Black Terry, Hijo del Alebrije DQ Hip Hop Man, Pleito Castillo, Psycho Kid
Straight falls. Castillo hit the referee, causing the DQ.
6) Black Dragón, Dinamic Black, Dragón Fly b Diablo Jr., El Hijo del Diablo, Imposible
the Argentina duo (+ Psycho Kid) interfered
7) Capo Del Norte, Capo Del Sur, Máscara Año 2000 Jr. b Bombero Infernal, Hijo De Dos Caras, Veneno
Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. gave Dos two martinetes, unseen by the referee.

The Capos are likely to be regulars here under new names. I assumed they’d be revealed here, but they’re just using those temporary seeming names instead.

DTU (SUN) 10/15/2017 Centro Cívico de Tulpetlac, Ecatepec, Estado de México [+LuchaTV, DTU]
1) Maldad vs Gran TitánFuerza MarinaEstigma
2) Billy, Erwing, Hard Boy, Toto b Drolux, Heredero Azteca, Irving, The Black Jr.
3) Sombra Azteca & Tormenta De Fuego b Cobra Imperial & Infierno Negro
4) Jimmy b Drastik BoyCobreLokilloJoe Alonso
5) Camuflaje & Junior © b Corsario Negro Jr. & Drako [DTU NEXO]
1st defense. Money thrown in.
6) Moria b Hormiga © [DTU AI]
new champ. Hormiga falls on second defense.
7) Halloween © b Ovett [DTU CONSAGRADO]
Camuflaje & Junior helped Halloween keep the title.
8) Crazy King b CíclopeDr. Pólux Jr. [DTU CHAMP, #1 Contenders]
Crazy King beat Polux for the win.

Crazy King is owed a title shot now, but it’s not clear when. Could be going to GCW to get it, or maybe it’s the coming up on the December shows.

X-LAW keeps the Consagrado and Nexo titles – and maybe gets the Alto Impacto one? I have no idea if Moria is in X-LAW. Indie promotions, really all lucha promotions, could do a better job of making it clear who’s in which faction.  It’s impossible to keep track of these things when it’s not reenforced often.

Puebla has two championship matches today. Title changes are unlikely outside of Arena Mexico and neither of these matches jump out as likely changes, but they still should be interesting matches.

Rush challenges Marco Corleone for the CMLL heavyweight championship in the main event. Rush is going to be CMLL heavyweight championship someday if he sticks around CMLL long enough, but it should have a bigger lead up than this match is getting. More interesting than the outcome will be the effort; Marco’s tried to make his title matches interesting, but Rush is a wildcard when it comes to effort.

The other title match is Cuatrero & Sanson defending the Arena Coliseo Tag Team championship against Esfinge & Stigma. Marco losing the heavyweight championship now would be too soon, but the Dinamtias don’t really need these belts and could easily lose them at any time. The Arena Coliseo tag belts have tended to go to luchadors in the bottom half of cards; the NGD are quickly moving past that position and these titles. CMLL’s going to have to decide if they want to have them take a loss to someone below them, or if they’ll just vacate the belts. Esfinge & Stigma doesn’t seem like the pair to dethrone them and there’s never been an Arena Coliseo title change actually outside of Arena Coliseo, so I don’t think this is it.

Nothing pops out from the rest of the card. At least the Caristico, Volador and Mistico tecnico side is more interesting now after the Leyenda de Plata cibernetico. They’ll face Mephisto, Terrible and Rey Bucanero. The third match is a minis/locals mix schedule to have Asturiano, Electrico, Stukita versus Guerrero Espacial, Joker and Mercurio, but Stukita hasn’t been around when scheduled of late. The opener is two locals 2v2 matches. The show will air at 9pm CT.

Zona Ruda moves from UTDN to TDN in Mexico starting today. UTDN is the channel that’s also been repeating AAA thru the week, but it looks like both are moving to TDN. These seem like similar channels under the same umbrella so I’m not sure there’s that much difference, but more TDN programming in Mexico seem to make it in to the US.

The Crash says they’ll debut in Ecatepec on 12/03.

La Parka talks up his rivalry with Dave the Clown.

I liked this Super Junior Tag Team tournament preview.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 10/22/2017 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Mr. Ángel vs Paymon
2) Avispón Negro Jr. & Tigre Blanco vs Owen & Stress
3) Capitán Cobra & El Divino vs Carlo Roggi & Mr. Apolo
4) Mágico & Neutrón vs El Chakal & Guerrero de la Muerte
5) Nautilius & Omar Brunetti vs Maléfico & Star Black and Explosivo & Ráfaga and Joker & Vaquero Jr. [Relevos Increíbles]

One of these teams probably won’t get along.