I added 1970s lucha libre lineups, mostly from the cities Torreon and Gomez Palacio to the luchadb database a few days ago. This covers every year from 1970 to 1979. 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.
That’s an inflated number. El Siglo de Torreon does not carry articles or ads for lucha libre events between 1970 and August 1974, with the exception of one show in 1973. All the events from that period are from posters I’ve previously stumbled upon on Facebook pages. There are shows still happening during that period, they just only get written about when there’s something like a fight between a wrestler and a fan. Even when they are mentioned later in the year, it’s only Plaza de Toros and short run Auditoro shows which take out ads. The only Gomez Palacio wrestling shows are two special event type shows (which I didn’t notice until writing these up.) Arena Olimpico Laguna is running, as are other smaller arenas, but go unmentioned until the 80s. The silver lining is it’s about as quick to get thru this whole decade as it is a year in the 1990s because the shows are so few.
There are less pages in the papers, and very few of them are ever spend on lucha libre. There’s a long interview with Cavernario Galindo, who talks about his career. At that time, April 1975, he’d invested 250,000 pesos and sold his car in a Bobby Bonales led project to build a lucha libre/boxing arena in Ciudad Netzahualcoyotl. Arena Neza opened two years later in that neighborhood, so I’d assume that was the plan. Galindo’s plan was to wrestle on the first show in the arena (which he believed would open in May of 1976) and then retire for good. He’d end up wrestling occasionally until 1992.
CMLL (MON) 05/28/2018Arena Puebla [CMLL, Lucha Central]
1) Espíritu Maligno & King Rocker b Meyer & Millenium Rudos took 2/3. “King Boxer” was actually King Rocker and called such in the results.
2) Lestat, Oro Jr., Rey Samuray b Fuerza Chicana, Gemelo Pantera I, Gemelo Pantera II Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Fuego, Pantera Blanca, Stigma b King Jaguar, Pólvora, Universo 2000 Jr. King Jaguar replaced Dragon Rojo (car accident). Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto DQ Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón straight falls, the last when Mephisto faked a foul.
5) Mistico, Soberano Jr., Volador Jr. b Cavernario, Felino, Mr. Niebla tecnicos took 2/3.
6) Último Guerrero b Terrible UG took 2/3, the last by DQ when Terrible fouled UG for no real reason.
Show was fairly not good. The main event seemed disappointing and the fourth match wasn’t good.
Last Tuesday had the Stuka/UG show, so tonight’s Arena Mexico has nothing in particular going on. The card has a lot of matches that might be good, but also just might be walk thru. The main is Atlantis, Valiente, and Volador against Euforia, Gran Guerrero and Negro Casas . Stuka, Titan & Triton take on Ephesto, Felino and Luciferno on the semimain. Fuego and Virus have had good singles match before and might end up in the best match in the lightning match. The Panther family take on Polvora, Kawato and Dragon Rojo (assuming he’s fine after the accident; he said it wasn’t too serious.) Signo & Espanto, who need a bad team name, partner with Akuma against Pegasso, Star Jr. and Starman. Acero & Aereo open yet another Tuesday against Olimpico & Violencia.
In the comments, Carlos noticed that the Tiburon in the Dragon Scramble looked like a young wrestler and had a mask/gear design that matched Atlantis. (It didn’t appear to be the Tiburon from Veracruz who’s been wrestling in DTU.) It may be the Tiburon who’s debuting in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara in the semimain in this upcoming Sunday. I had this in mind while going thru posters this morning and came across shows in Toluca and New York where Atlantis is a headliner and a Tiburon happens to be wrestling in the undercard. I don’t know for certain if Tiburon is actually the future Atlantis Jr., but the setup looks a lot like you’d expect if he was quietly wrestling under a preliminary character to get ready for his debut.
Atlantis, Stuka Jr. and Guerrero Maya vs The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan, Vinnie Marseglia) (c) for the ROH Trios championship
Atlantis, Stuka Jr. and Guerrero Maya vs SoCalUncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky)
This is essentially Los Reyes del Atlantida with Stuka replacing Delta. Atlantis is not that Atlantis but these are Invasor or better level teams.
I assume first match is in San Antonio and the next is the next day in Dallas but it’s not specifically said in the post. It’s not impossible Atlantis and crew could win the ROH Trios titles and just lose them the next night.
IWRG (SUN) 06/03/2018Arena Naucalpan
1) Shaolin vs Death Metal
2) Alas de Acero & Mexica vs Atomic Star & Gallo Frances
3) Aramis, Chico Che, Freelance vs Dragón Bane, Picudo Jr., Psycho Kid
4) Danny Casas, Hijo de Canis Lupus, Veneno vs Eterno, Ovett, X-Fly
5) Emperador Azteca & Imposible vs Cerebro Negro & Dr. Cerebro
6) Black Dragón vs Lunatik Extreme [hair]
CMLL JABIL (SUN) 06/10/2018Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Sugar, El Alteño, Mágico vs Gran Kenut, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
2) Lluvia, Mystique, Reyna Isis vs Chik Tormenta, La Comandante, Pantera
3) Ángel, Gallito Tapatío, Microman vs Átomo, Chamuel, Perico Zacarías
4) Blue Panther, Esfinge, Titán, Tritón vs Difunto, Frezzer, Furia Roja, Satánico
5) Blue Panther Jr., Carístico, The Panther vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
This looks like a sponsored show. It’s also a noon show, so they might run twice on this day. It’s rare to see the Panther brothers in the main event; it’s a “Dia de la Familia” concept, so Blue Panther Sr. would make sense teaming with them. Maybe Caristico needs to be in the main event or Blue Sr. and Satanico want to be against each other.
The AYM feed was working for the first time in two weeks on Monday. They didn’t air IWRG; it was pre-empted for baseball.
I should remember to tape the missing Nuestro Lucha Libre episode next Monday. I should.
CMLL Guadalajara: 2018-05-26
taped 2018-05-22 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara – Mega/YouTube
1) Estrellita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit vs Amapola, Dalys, Zeuxis
2) El Alteño, Magnum, Soberano Jr. vs Cavernario, Difunto, Gran Guerrero
3) Ángel de Oro, Niebla Roja, Valiente vs La Bestia Del Ring, Mr. Niebla, Terrible
CMLL Lucha Azteca: 2018-05-27
taped 2018-05-18 @ Arena México – Mega
1) Ángel de Oro, Mistico, Soberano Jr. vs Cuatrero, Forastero, Sansón
2) Flyer & Volador Jr. vs Templario & Último Guerreroin a CMLL Gran Alternativa final