Hijo del Santo’s annual press conference came with a minor surprise. He explained it is important to him that someone carry on the Santo legacy. The surprise is he suggested it may be his daughter for the first time. This is much “Hijo del Santo is open to the possibility” rather than something she or him are actively working on. Hijo del Santo says his daughter has not trained in wrestling but does practice MMA (and hurt his neck with a hold.) Hijo del Santo’s son, Santo Jr., had been expected to continue the legacy. Hijo del Santo said his son is still working on his university degree and “if he wants to wrestle later, go ahead.” Santo Jr. has not wrestled in 18 months and had not been impressive up to that point. The quotes from Santo suggest he doesn’t expect both his son and daughter to go into wrestling, more “if my son ends up not doing it, maybe my daughter will.”
Hijo del Santo also said he doesn’t rule out a return to CMLL. He made similar comments a few months ago when he worked a Martinez Entertainment show about his willingness to go back to Arena Mexico (and his belief his fans and those fans want to see him there and against those older names there.) It reads as though he would’ve gone back if Paco Alonso was still alive and invited him back, and Sofia Alonso might have been able to get him to go back, but he’s not close to the current Salvador Lutteroth management team. Hijo del Santo is also negative on the current CMLL programming department: “they need new people with fresh ideas, the current team does the same forever.”
Hijo del Santo also claimed the slight changes to Diamond wardrobe – more blue, eye holes seem different – was forced by Hijo del Santo’s lawyers threatening CMLL. That doesn’t seem like a situation where CMLL is going to welcome back Santo soon, though it’s hard to figure out how CMLL thought that was going to fly under the radar.
CMLL Torneo Increible de Parajeas teams
- Bandido & Ultimo Guerrero
- Diamante Azul & Gilbert el Boricua
- Dulce Gardenia & Okumura
- Caristico & Forastero
- Angel de Oro & Felino
- Flyer & Hechicero
- Guerrero Maya & Universo 2000 Jr.
Looks like Ovaciones had both teams incorrect yesterday (or plans changed since when they were told.) Kawato has no upcoming matches listed in Mexico. If these all block A teams, CMLL should announce the eighth tonight on Facebook.
Dr. Wagner, in a loud mall, announced he will be wrestling Saturday night in Queretaro and it will be his final match with AAA. He doesn’t appear to be on any shows after that point, though AAA’s announced schedule doesn’t go out much farther than that.
El Planchitas claims the TripleMania main event is the LA Park versus Rush mask versus hair match, with the idea they’ll break up sometime in the next few months. I don’t mean to just dismiss the report – the reason LA Park & Rush were put together was clearly so they could restart the rivalry for AAA fans who may not be familiar with Rush. It’s more a matter of timing, and that nothing with LA Park is more than a plan until it happens. There is no other obvious TripleMania headliner match at this point (stuff like Pagano/Chessman & Psycho/Escorpion would be weak headliners compared to recent years), but there are also six months to build one. The column also claims none of the wrestlers in AAA wants to associate with Rush, blaming him for the injury which ended La Parka’s life, going as far to say AAA wrestlers are looking forward to a chance to work out their anger in matches. Planchitas tends to be sensational about these things.
This two-weeks-old news but AAA announced a taping on 03/07 in Cancun. That’s a Saturday card, which is the pattern so far in 2020. They run Merida two weeks later for Rey de Reyes. Those shows were combined in one weekend last year.
RIOT put up Aramis vs Latigo from their 08/23 show. It’s worth checking out.
There was a back and forth between Diosa Quetzal and a promotion in Yucatan about Quetzal not being paid what she was promised.
LuchaTalk has returned with a new episode.
LA Park faces Eddie Kingston in a no DQ match next Friday in London’s York Hall.
A story on Arena Coliseo San Ramon. Tiger Rojo runs the place, moving from a gym that was just big enough for his family to train to something that could welcome more people. It’s pushed as a necessary stepping stone to get to CMLL from PUebla. Okumura told Tigre Rojo that people from Japan have been asking to come Puebla to wrestle there. I suspect Okumura tells that story to every arena he works.
An interview with the Black Panther of Hidalgo.
CMLL (TUE) 02/11/2020 Arena México
1) Sangre Imperial & Sonic vs El Coyote & Grako
2) Átomo, Gallito, Microman vs Chamuel, El Guapito, Perico Zakarías
3) Audaz, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Dark Magic, Pólvora, Tiger
4) Black Panther, Blue Panther, Blue Panther Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Vangellys
5) Kráneo, Soberano Jr., Stuka Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Shocker, Terrible
6) Carístico vs Sansón
A regular Tuesday show with a singles match main event. The Panthers might as well feud with Vangellys if they’re going to wrestle almost every week.