Archive for January, 2012

01/28-29 lucha videos

01/28 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8h2mbk
01/29 WWC: http://www.sendspace.com/file/5jf27o

01/28 Sobre el Ring: http://www.sendspace.com/file/eg5lvc

La Luchas: 2012-01-24
taped 2012-01-03 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
http://www.sendspace.com/file/rfmia8
1) Esfinge & Virgo vs Èvola & Metalik
2) Meteoro & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Warrior
3) Metro & Sangre Azteca vs Olímpico & Psicosis
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Pólvora

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-01-28
taped 2011-09-02 @ Arena Mexico
1) Volador Jr. vs Máscara Dorada in a lightning match
match 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/oj6ut6

http://oron.com/sbbiskilqvcb

taped 2012-01-20 @ Arena Mexico
2) Fuego, Sagrado, Sangre Azteca vs Cancerbero, Euforia, Virus
match 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m2v62a

http://oron.com/v8xw8k1ckmtc

3) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Marco Corleone vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
match 3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/lg9og9

http://oron.com/qtywf0lyy8x0 

CMLL on Televisa: 2012-01-28
taped 2012-01-20 @ Arena Mexico
1) Estrellita vs Amapola in a lightning match
match 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/i01zkc
http://oron.com/81jn9rehuq1r

2) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Sensei vs Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
match 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qzugvz
http://oron.com/y10vfiam4uss

3) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero
match 3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/y0arkb
http://oron.com/eevdiryensqa 

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-01-28
taped 2012-01-22 @ Arena Coliseo
full show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/oqb9d5
http://oron.com/t24zh8h74jei

1) Enrique Vera Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs Bobby Zavala & Disturbio
match 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6iurnk
2) Hijo del Fantasma, Metro, Stuka Jr. vs Euforia, Pólvora, Vangelis
match 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/vx46q8
3) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, La Máscara, Marco Corleone vs Kraneo, Morphosis, Olímpico, Rey Bucanero
match 3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/rzi0qg

AAA on Televisa: 2012-01-28
taped 2011-12-20 @ Plaza de Toros Chilpancingo, Guerrero
2) Argenis, Atomic Boy, Fenix vs Dark Dragon, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana
match 2 (partial): http://www.sendspace.com/file/gvgz1o
3) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Extreme Tiger vs LA Park & Octagón
match 3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/aybh90

http://uploadmirrors.com/download/PRFP1X1R/AAA_122011_Main_Galavision.mpg.AVI 

CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-01-28
taped 2012-01-24 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
full show: http://min.us/mK4dH14rE#2o
1) Black Metal & Starman vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Èvola
match 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/q1m9oi
2) Triton vs Ráfaga
match 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4ztoa6
3) Titán vs Pólvora
match 3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/w0bmnf
4) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
match 4: http://www.sendspace.com/file/2sf96r

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-01-28
taped 2012-01-24 @ Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr., Metatrón, Rey Cometa vs Hijo del Signo, Puma King, Skándalo
match 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/86bnyp

http://oron.com/t3f54hkiltpj

2) Euforia, Raziel, Virus vs Hooligan, Loco Max, Nitro
match 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xxi2nl

http://oron.com/nntsfij5jm31

3) Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca vs Kraneo, Morphosis, Mr. Águila
match 3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/2xign8

http://oron.com/l9cjgsjc6soz

4) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, Super Porky
match 4: http://www.sendspace.com/file/tv1339

Arena Coliseo Monterrey: 2012-01-29
first three matches: http://min.us/mK4dH14rE#3o
taped 2011-09-18 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Angel Dorado Jr. vs Rey Demonio Jr.Golden Boy [LyC LH]
match 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/kndspu
taped 2012-01-22 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
2) Gemelo Muerte I & Gemelo Muerte II vs Dranser & Scravos [Torneo de Dinastia]
match 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/kv9bz6
3) El Ninja & Ninja Jr. vs Hijo Del Mongol Chino & Mongol Chino [Torneo de Dinastias]
match 3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/g3adu6
4) Hombre Sin Miedo, Sangre Chicana Jr., Sobredosis vs Dralion, Gato Fantasma, Silencio
match 4:  http://www.sendspace.com/file/90unld

IWAS/NWA on AYM Sports: 2012-01-28
taped 2012-01-27 @ Discoteque Hysteria
full show: http://min.us/mK4dH14rE#1o
1) Fleydee Key vs Senki
match 1: http://www.sendspace.com/file/yzr12t
2) Sharon Lee vs Chispita
match 2: http://www.sendspace.com/file/f1qvah
3) Súper Nova & Voltan vs El Tapatio & Kansuke
match 3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/sds1tk
4) Huracan Ramirez Jr. & Rey Kumbiato vs Fishman Jr. & Rider
match 4: http://www.sendspace.com/file/mh1lug
5) Heddi Karaoui vs Jaque Mate
match 5: http://www.sendspace.com/file/jr52lg

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Atlantis/Ultimo Guerrero, title match tonight, Perros del Mal valentine’s day show

CMLL (SUN) 01/29/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Indigo b Meteoro
match fell apart, crowd booed
2) Acertijo & In Memoriam b Brillante & Rebelión
Rebelión debuted here. Brillante made a mistake, and Acertijo pinned him with his feet on the middle rope.
3) Espectrum DQ León Blanco
Black Metal was Leon Blanco’s second, while Rey Trueno was Espectrum’s second. Trueno kept getting involved, Metal dived on him, Espectrum used the distraction to remove his mask and toss it to Leon Blanco for the DQ.
4) Ángel de Oro, Gallo, Stuka Jr. DQ El Bárbaro, Exterminador, Malefico
Barbaro debuted here. Gallo submitted Barbaro, Stuka & Oro held Malefico off, Stuka tried to submit Exterminador, but Barbaro came back in for the DQ. Rafaga also ran in to attack Gallo.
5) Rey Escorpion & Último Guerrero DQ Atlantis & Máscara Dorada
Rey Escorpion replaced Dragon Rojo. Rudos jumped the tecnicos, took fall 1. Tecnicos took fall 2 with their big moves. Dorada dived on Escorpion in the third, and UG fouled Atlantis while faking his own foul. Referees always seem to favor the rudo in those situations, and this was no different. Atlantis challenged UG to a super libre match next week – it’ll just be a normal man vs man.

This sets up Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis next Sunday’s. It’s unusual for them to the same match on Friday in Arena Mexico (the biggest show of the week) and Sunday in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara (which may be the least important – it’s the only one without any TV deal.) My original prediction here was that match sets up a tag title match, which isn’t possible now due to Dragon Rojo being out a few weeks.

Videos are coming later today.

Polvora defends the Mexican National Welterweight Championship versus Titan tonight in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara. Polvora is the favorite, but not an insurmountable one. Titan has done very well in his hometown, even more so since they’ve abandoned the Shocker trio. The Arena Mexico show is headlined by another Panther/Casas match, and the Tuareg vs the Cancerberos continuing their feud in a cibernetico. Next week should be a fan appreciation show, and probably the culmination of that issue. They’ve been suggesting a Virus vs Loco Max match. Loco Max’s hair isn’t that long right now and Virus defending his super light title seems more likely.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update and a WrestleReunion Recap.

Links

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 02/05/2012 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Höruz vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Super Halcon Jr. vs Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Black Warrior, Sagrado, Sangre Azteca vs Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
4) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, La Máscara vs Felino, Terrible, Volador Jr.
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Tecnico trios sticks together, even after their first loss. They’ve shown more dedication to a group than usual.

First Black Warrior appearance in a month. That started with a no-show, so could’ve been an injury or suspension.

AAA’s website mentions the 02/10 Zumpango TV taping they’ve listed on TV. No lineup until after Cozumel. I should get around to making a new chart soon.

PdM (TUE) 02/14/2012 Arena Aficion
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) ? vs ??
4) Celestial, La Vaquerita, Zumbi vs Mr. Aguilita, Sexy Star, Súper Nova
5) Halloween vs Violento Jack, Aero Boy, Freelance, ? [Copa PdM Extremo]
6) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Héctor Garza, Texano, Toscano, X-Fly, ? [MEX HEAVY]

leaked via Flickr. This looks like the end of the era of X-Fly as heavyweight champion of Mexico and the start of the title being used as the main championship in this promotion. Or maybe they just made X-Fly relatively small on the press conference for no reason. The silhouette of the mystery man sure looks a lot like Latin Lover. Perros always announce those level of surprises ahead of time. Press conference to come.

Chico Che defeats Black Terry, Prince Devitt to CMLL

(photo by Black Terry Jr.)

IWRG (SUN) 01/29/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), DJ Spectro, The Gladiatores]
1) Volaris b Matrix Jr.
straight falls for Volaris.
2) Astro de Plata & Astro Rey Jr. b Pacto Negro & Polifacético
Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Freyser, Saruman, Tony Rivera b Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Imposible
Tecnicos took 2/3. Saruman and Carta Brava ripped up each other’s masks, and Saruman pinned Brava with “Sugar Reloaded.”
4) Eterno, Oficial AK47, X-Fly b Angelico, Centvrión, Veneno
Centvrión reappeared here. Eterno replaced Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. The rudos ripped up Centvrion’s mask, causing him to go to back to get a new one and the rudos taking the first. Tecnicos came back in the second, but the rudos cheated to win in the third. Eterno pulled Centvrion’s mask and fouled him before the pin.
5) Chico Che b Black Terry [hair] Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Chico Che won the first with his splash, Black Terry took the second. Chico Che took out referee Reyes with his splash in the third, and Black Terry kept getting pins with no one to count. Alan Extreme, Terry’s second, complained to the commissioner. Those two got a new referee, but Carta Brava Jr. (Chico Che’s second) fouled Black Terry in the meantime. Alan took out Brava with a huge tope, but Chico Che had the pin when Grillo ran in to count.

The hair match is up in three parts: one two three

@guerrero_cmll, CMLL’s Guerrero del Futuro’s twitter account, says NJPW’s Prince Devitt will be coming soon to CMLL soon. He also confirms the Namajague who debuted in Guadalajara last night will debut this Tuesday is another NJPW wrestler. He’s on Sunday’s Arena Coliseo (DF) show.

Rob has a Rey Misterio Jr. dropkick from earlier in the career.

Nice of AAA to link to El Consejo’s facebook. Also on Facebook: a group petitioning for three hours of AAA each week on Televisa.

X-Project says their debut main event is Super Crazy, Raven, and Tommy Dreamer vs a Mexican trio TBA.

Jack Evans says Perro Aguayo is a strong fighter, but he can beat him.

Lucha POP is teasing Traumas vs Sami Callihan. That’s an excellent idea!

Alison Evans (no relation!) talks about her match on the Versus show.

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 02/05/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Alteño vs Metalik
2) Brillante vs Acertijo
3) Esfinge & Halcon de Plata vs Demonio Maya & Infierno
4) Brazo de Oro, Gallo, Stuka Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, El Barbaro, Ráfaga
5) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero

It’s six weeks out from a major show, so I guess CMLL’s back to teasing Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero will really have a mask match this time, really.

This is Brazo de Oro’s first appearance in Guadalajara in two years, when he lost his hair to Asesino Negro. He was in Acapulco this past November, seemingly setting up a hair match there, but that didn’t pan out. I wonder who’s getting the win here.

great match roundup, week of 01/22/2012

Forgot to do this, then got busy. It’ll be back on Friday this week if I can get to it.

Great/Excellent matches this week

We have matches here!

Volador/Sombra from FantasticMania Night 2 (Excellent) I wouldn’t call anything else must see, but there was good stuff involving Mascara Dorada & Rush.

La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr. from 01/21 FOX (Great). That whole taping lived up to the hype as being one of the best in recent years.

Have Watched, nothing to add

the Noches de Coliseo match – no.
01/21 CMLL Televisa – main event was close, but there’s a better Hijos del Averno vs Reyes del Atlatnida match if they get the chance.
01/21 CMLL C3

Have Not Watched

I do plan to get to last week’s GDL, for the trios title match. And Chico Che/Black Terry is still in the pile. Maybe I’ll end up watching both matches in the pique back to back.

Never found whatever AAA aired.

What am I missing?

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Avernos steal a win and make friends

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (SUN) 01/29/2012 Arena Coliseo [CMLL, La Catedral]
1) Bengala & Fuego b Camorra & Cholo
Ref was Pompin. Fuego replaced Robin, who was supposed to be in Acapulco challenging for a local title (so no idea why they needed such an obvious last minute sub.) First time Fuego has been in an Arena Coliseo opener in five years. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Bam Bam, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
Ref was Rodolfo. Electrico replaced Shockercito. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Virus b Molotov, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
Ref was Bestia Negra. Rudos took 2/3, Virus’s motocicleta beating cometa.
4) Máximo, Titán, Triton b Felino, Pólvora, Shigeo Okumura
Ref was Pompin. Tecnicos took 1/3, Maximo kiss cradle of Polvora and Triton moonsault on Okumura.
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto b La Máscara, La Sombra, Valiente
Mephisto distracted the ref so Averno could foul Mascara to take the first. Mascara and Sombra beat Ephesto & Mephisto in the second. Mascara toped Averno in the third, but Valiente’s tope took out Mascara by accident, and the rudos submitted Sombra for the win.

Members of the Black Eyed Peas were in the front row. Sadly, Mr. Aguila was not on the show.

Recaps tomorrow, but Tercera Caida’s twitter reports Chico Che defeated Black Terry for his hair in a controversial finish and Trauma II took Iron Love’s hair over in AULL.

Shocker & Magnus were in a four way apuesta match today in La Laguna. I’m thinking neither lost.

Rob has highlights of 06/07/11 Arena Mexico – one of the best shows of the year – and a tiny 619.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Lluvia & Luna Magica kept their REINA tag team championship over Silueta & Casandra

Links

  • SuperLuchas #447 has The Rock, Villano III, and information on Tommy Dreamer and Raven coming to Mexico. Also, a good interview with Gran Apache II about how he stumbled into getting that name.
  • Blue Demon Jr. got to meet famous movie star The Rock.
  • El Hijo del Santo will honor his dad next Sunday.
  • Tony Rivera feels Flamita is a feminine name.
  • Violento Jack will have a surprise for the IWL/DTU show.

01/28 GALLI in Addison

Almost forgot to do this! That would’ve been a shame, since they handed out programs listing all the matches and the rudos and tecnicos, so I can actually identify these people with little effort. Well, most of these people.

I’d guess attendance around 100, give or take 25. Show started about 7:20, listed 7. I was running late everywhere today, but apparently I was on indy time all along, showing up late enough to be a couple minutes early.

1) Valentino (rudo) b Sea-Man (tecnico) – Valientino is the ex-exotico now working generic loud mouth rudo. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a GALLI show, so he may have been this bit for a while. It felt like a long time since I’ve been to a show, because about 45% of the wrestlers were in different roles since I last saw them, and 45% were guys I’d never seen. Sea-Man, maybe doing a low rent Shark Boy bit with the double entrande name, was announced as the best wrestler from the Skayde training seminal the last two nights. I would guess that means they had a lot of guys who were just starting out (or they were just really amused by the name.) Sea-Man’s moves included a fisherman’s suplex and Starfish Press. Valentino was good, this was an opening match.

2) Jake Shining (tecnico) b Mat Knicks (rudo) – Mat was the first of a rudos accompanied by the same white guy manager. He was there for three matches, but they never seemed to announce his name. Everyone knew who he was, I was just not in this loop. He was good interacting with the people. Crowd had been pretty dead during the opener, so Knicks made fun of the crowd for being dead while getting them to make noise, mostly relating to his ugly pink zebra shorts. He did enough to get the vocal ladies yelling at people the rest of the night, so mission accomplished. There were some slight psychological issues – do not use a piledriver on a lucha show, and do not use it for a two count, there are plenty of other moves to use for that – but this was a really nice indy wrestling match. Work was solid, crowd was entertained. Finish was Jake beating Mat after Mat missed a shooting star press, which was a bit odd after the opener’s finish was Valentino beating Sea-Man after Sea-Man missed a shooting star press. Mat’s missed SSP was roughly 29 times better, which may be underselling how horrible Sea-Man’s SSP was.

3) (tenicos) Flash Metal & Atomico b (rudos) Destructo Alfa & Funebre. Funebre, as always, was accompanied by Kid Funebre. Kid Funebre is going to be a 10 year vet before he ever has his first match. The Funebre’s had really impressive looking gold masks, and their partner’s looked high class as well. I was completely unfamiliar with the masked tecnicos. Atomico is a chubby guy who was absurdly dancing slowly on his way to the ring, so hopes were low. He didn’t do much of the dancing bit in the match, and was surprisingly smooth, like he was a veteran using a different name. Flash Metal was an average indy luchador. Rudos were the heroes of this match, doing a great job covering up for tecnico mistakes (not going along with the mistakes to avoid magnifying them, hitting them, and then setting them up to get back on track.) It was professional work. Flash Metal took the match on a frog splash.

4) (tecnicos) Acid Jazz, Noriega, Kenny Sutra b (rudos) Ripper, GPA, Rob Michaels – again, match moved one sooner. It occurred to me that Acid Jazz has been on these level of shows since I was in college, I was in college quite a while ago and then I was disappointed for both of us. Ripper is a big masked rudo, Rob Michaels is a large unmasked white guy, GPA is a doing a ‘smart!’ gimmick (reading a book before and during the match, loca ladies chanting “teacher’s pet” at him), Kenny Sutra is a generic undersized indy flyer, Noriega is the charismatic ex-WWC who’s just a level or three most everyone else on this show. He’s also was increible here, for what he didn’t have to do. He was in for about 45 seconds in the opening tecnico offense, sending the rudos out and setting up Sutra for a dive on to them, Sutra got beat on for a long time, Acid Jazz got the hot tag (not a great reaction, which may be the usual lucha thing about no one about US hot tags – lucha audiences react to the offense, not the anticipation of it or the escape), Jazz blew his hot cocoa mix at Michaels, blinded Michaels chokeslamed GPA and covered him, Noriega came in for about 15 seconds and beat Michaels for the win. A grand total of a minute of working, with a lot more energy spent fooling around with GPA’s book and the fans after the match, and he got the win and was probably more over at the end. A virtuoso performance, and I’m not being mocking. This was probably the best match of the night; it was a lot of stock indy characters, but they played their roles well.

5) Joshua Cristian & Ovirload (rudos, champs, with the manager) b Flash Metal & Furia Roja (tecnicos) [GALLI TAG] – this was supposed to be the third match; Furia noticeably arrived during the opener and it seems his scheduled partner Scorpion never arrived. Maybe they pushed back the match in hopes he’d turn up? Ovirload is the masked guy of the team, Joshua Cristian is the taller one, but they’ve both generally playing the same cocky champion role. Match really never got going well – tecnicos went for a double dive thru the ropes, Furia went okay, but Flash Metal hit the ropes on the way into the dive and just rolled thru them to the floor. It looked more clumsy than painful, but he was done for a while and things never got into a groove after that. I don’t know if was ever going to be a good match, but it didn’t seem to have a lot of hope after that. Champs beat one of the tecnicos with a sideslam/neckbreaker combo to keep the titles.

Intermission was here, to fix sound problems. I don’t know if they did, there was a lot of talking after the Skayde match I couldn’t really understand. This went on long enough for many of the rudos (and Acid Jazz) to wander out and talk to people. It must’ve been around here where my phone started calling people on it’s own, people starting calling me back thinking something tragic had happened, and I kept ignoring them thinking THEIR phone was calling people on it’s own. This was as distracting as that last sentence was confusing. Somewhere in here, Rob Michaels and GPA wandered out so Michaels could apologize to GPA for chokeslamming him in their match. I have no idea why this happened, but I’m happy those two are better friends now.

show resumed!

6) Mason Conrad (champ, rudo, with the manager) b El Bandolero (tecnico) – Again, been coming here long enough to remember Conrad as Shining and Knicks, but not enough to get used to the progression to being the champion. He has improved. I was unfamiliar with Bandolero, but he’s got a great mask – a black/gold Soltario mask with a red bandanna sown over the mask. Same design on the back of trunks too, and it looks very good. Bandolero is very athletic – this was the match with the biggest highspots of the night, including a nice Asai moonsault – but his fundamentals aren’t there yet. He’s an indy luchador, no shame in that, but Conrad was clearly the better wrestler and it would’ve felt wrong if he had lost his title here. Finish was Bandolero going to the top, taking forever, and Conrad catching up to him to drop him with a huge fisherman’s suplex. I think the idea was Ripper was supposed distracting Bandolero, but I didn’t even pick up Ripper being at ringside until after the match. At any rate, Ripper puts up his title (Lucha Chicago) against Bandolero next Friday in Elmhurst

7) Discovery & Skayde (tecnicos) vs Gigolo Americano & ?? (rudos) – the program mentioned the previous partnership of Discovery and Skayde, and they did a bit before the they came out talking about how those two got started as the Power Raiders. I think I might have been the only person there who knew who the Power Raiders were, but it was a nice touch. Skayde was wearing his mask and his NWA Mexico title. Gigolo came out wearing his mask too, but unmasked and introduced his surprise partner….KID FUNEBRE! This was the greatest thing ever. Gigolo and the nine (???) year old pose and yell to the tecnicos about how they’re going to beat them. Tecnicos are facing away from the enterance, so I’m expecting the real mystery partner to run out and attack them from behind. I’m wrong. Skayde attacks Discovery, he’s Gigolo’s partner.

7a) Discovery & ??? (tecnicos) vs Gigolo Americano & Skayde (rudos, w/Kid Funebre) – I found Arena Xalapa’s facebook this past week. I always love finding promotion’s facebook accounts, because it always gives me lineups (and sometimes even results) more reliably than newspapers. It’s almost enough to get me to join Facebook. Anyway, going thru their lineups for the last few months, I noticed Skayde had actually been working rudo in Xalapa, a bit of a surprise. I guess I should’ve seen this turn coming! Gigolo & Skayde beat up Discovery on his own for quite a while. A Masked Tecnico eventually ran out to be Discovery’s partner, but it was someone I didn’t know and someone who’s name was never (audibly?) said, so I still have no idea who it was. The kid did not have a great night, looking nervous or confident on some spots, and out of position or late for others. It dragged the match down, which was obviously much more of a brawl than the llave classic match of Discovery & Skayde on the same side. Rudos eventually beat Discovery with an unseen foul and a frog splash. Destructo Alfa & Funebre returned to help beat up the tecnicos post match, and Gigolo and Discovery set up a Alfa/Funebre/Gigolo vs Discovery/Masked Tecnico/TBA (Sutra? he was out at the end, though not just for this) match for this Friday.

8) Apacalypto & Justified (tecnicos) b Gabiel Herrera & Doug Simmons (rudos) – the last match was listed as the main event, and this match was listed as the Showcase match. I don’t know, this one came last. If you recall back a month or so ago, I linked to a Chicago Tribune article about Apacalypto; he’s an over 50 year old man just starting out in lucha who also happens to be a major funding source for this group. His partner Justified (cowboy gimmick, not as cool as the show) was mentioned as having only three matches (a lot more time spent in the gym), but had a significant rooting section. (There also seemed to be wrestlers, trying to hide in the bleachers, cheering very loudly for the tecnicos here.) This is exactly the kind of match you’d think it would be – fantasy camp we could pay to watch, more or less. Herrera & Simmons did strong work making the tecnicos look impressive, selling a lot of stuff huge. Match felt way too long – show was already 2h45m by the time this started, and fans (and occasionally Kid wrestlers) were checking out before this one finished. Tecnicos beat up on the rudos for quite a while before Justified was trapped for a while. Appacalypto got the hot tag, of course. Match came down to Simmons and Apacalypto. Apacalypto put on his special glove for his chokeslam and tried to start his own fan chant for the chokeslam, but Simmons bopped him with a roll of pennies. Pennies went flying everywhere but the referee – who worked all the matches, and must’ve been too tired to notice – counted three anyway.

(Sutra had not so subtly passed the roll of pennies to the referee in between matches, and the referee passed it to Simmons. Both of them took multiple looks at the item they were secretly passing, as if they were a guy in his first poker game who just got dealt two aces and needed to keep checking that they were really aces. I will hire none of you to be my secret agents! Though I couldn’t tell exactly what they were passing.)

An EMT rushed in the ring to check on Apacalypto, who appeared to be dead from this deadly maneuver. Meanwhile, promoter Carlos got the microphone, declared he saw the loaded punch and the match could not end that way. He ordered the match restarted, despite Apacalypto having seemingly passed on to the next plane of existence. The EMT was still checking on him when they rang the bell (or played the MP3 file of a bell), which really seemed kind of cruel of Carlos.

8a) It turned out okay, because Apacalypto recovered, chokeslammed Simmons, and won the match. HOORAY. This was definitely a match that happened.

The first half of this show was better than the second half of the show, and my attention and patience wanes as things go over the three hour mark – this may be a problem with the CHIKARA/ROH doubleheader, now that I think about it – but I definitely got my $5 worth. There were some solid/good indy matches here. I may go to Friday’s Elmhurst show – it won’t have Skayde, but maybe it’ll have some of these other guys.

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Marco win streak snapped, Atlantis/UG, IWAS/NWA, Reyes del Aire

CMLL (FRI) 01/27/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Artillero & Súper Comando b Enrique Vera Jr. & Soberano Jr.
2) Amapola, La Comandante, Zeuxis DQ Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Estrellita, Marcela
straight falls, DQ for Amapola accidentally spearing the referee. Estrellita and Amapola are still feuding.
3) Diamante, Metro, Sagrado b Ephesto, Misterioso Jr., Vangelis
Metro took out Ephesto with his german suplex to get the win. Ephesto also was strechered out.
4) Negro Casas TLDRAW Blue Panther [lightning]
Went to a ten minute draw while both had a leg submission on. Panther asked the commission for ten minute more minutes. They didn’t give it to him, so he just fouled Negro. Fans were behind Casas.
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Mephisto, Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero
Mephisto replaced Dragon Rojo. Rudos jumped the tecnicos. Straight fall win for the tecnicos, UG blatantly fouling Atlantis for the DQ.
6) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Volador Jr. b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush
Marco (and his trio’s) win streak is over, though he still didn’t take the direct pin. Terrible powerbombed Rush, and pinned him with his feet on the ropes.

RadioCMLL’s footage is not working right for me today. Maybe you’ll have better luck. Omii Casas was part of their broadcast crew last night.

IWAS NWA (FRI) 01/27/2012 Discoteque Hysteria [Estrellas del Ring]
1) Sombra de Oro TLDRAW La Calaca
15 minute time limit.
2) Rey Leo, Rey Merucrio, Shadow b Centellita, Cronos, Holkan
3) Aztlan, Eragón, Principe Infernal, Tornado b Chavo Banda, Fugitivo, Íkaro, Vertigo Negro
4) Antar, Hanaoka, Terremoto b Goskart, Raider, Rey Kumbiaton
IWAS (Raider’s team?) vs NWA (Antar’s team?)
5) Miss Janet, Rossy Moreno, Tiffany b Estrellita, Lady Sensacion, Marcela
The reunited Brujaas defeated their opposition in a single fall match
6) Blue Demon Jr., Dunkel, Heddi Karaoui b Lapida, Ray Mendoza Jr., Tinieblas Jr.
One fall match, which may have been the case for the entire show. Rey Mendoza replaced Skayde. Demon (NWA) snuck in a foul on Tinieblas for the win.

This show is not interesting in itself – besides noting this very low level promotions are currently existing, and making the IWL/DTU promotional feud look relatively important – but it’s also confusing. AYM aired an IWAS vs NWA show this morning, apparently the same building featuring

1) “Fleydee Key” vs Senki
2) Sharon Lee vs  Chispita
3) Super Nova & Voltan vs Kansuke & El Tapatio (said to be from Chicago?)
4) Huracan Ramiez, Rey Kumbiato vs Fishman Jr., Rider
5) Heddi Karaoui vs Jaque Mate

I assumed this was just some older taping from the same group. However, Black Terry Jr. has video of the main event and photos of the show, which include photos from both these televised matches and the ones Estrellas recaped. Maybe this was a double show and EdR only got the last half of the results? Most confusing is AYM Sports, a network that has trouble with basic things like aspect ratios and remembering to air new episodes, managed to air a lucha show a day (or less) after it was taped.

Trueno has disappeared from CMLL. He was last seen 10/30 at Arena Coliseo. He had suffered a bad head injury earlier this fall, but did return for some matches and nothing was noted about him in that last match.

Shocker, in an interview with Ooorale magazine (found by Porra Fresa), says he missed a show in November due to his drinking and he’s currently suspended by CMLL for it. That would be the start (and the end!) of the Titan/Triton trio.

Casandra and Silueta, in separate interviews, talk up their chances of winning the REINA tag team titles tomorrow (or later tonight, Central Time.) Casandra, a long time indy luchadora, mentions she had to pass a tryout match in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara before getting to go on this tour. That’d be 10/21 match, which had her listed as “Kasandra”. Silueta’s hoping to become a double champion.

Guadalajara’s In Memoriam’s new mask has an “X” design reminiscent of Dr. X’s masks. He told Fuego en el Ring he’s wearing in tribute to the deceased luchador, who had given him encouragement to keep practicing. In Memoriam smartly has no opinion on the luchadors who’ve recently left Arena Coliseo Guadalajara and is totally fine with the new guys coming in.

Rob has reposted highlights from 08/25/95 AAA.

Links

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 02/03/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Metálico & Molotov vs Bobby Zavala & Disturbio
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Lady Apache vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Titán, Valiente vs Euforia, Hijo del Signo, Mr. Águila, Pólvora, Puma King, Raziel, Rey Escorpion, Tiger, Virus [Reyes del Aire]
4) Atlantis vs Último Guerrero

Atlantis and Ultimo talked about a match with no referee, but they’re not advertising that this time.

Angel de Oro won last year’s Reyes del Aire. Mascara Dorada is the favorite. Valiente has a good shot too, and could become the only man to ever be the reigning bodybuilding and high flying champion at the same time. Aguila has the best chance of the rudos, with Tiger being a real dark horse candidate, maybe getting a win to prove he belongs in TRT. Diamante, Dragon Lee (still hurt), Fantasma, Bala, Pegasso, Sagrado, Halcon, Triton are eight more tecnicos who could’ve been involved (plus the likes of Sombra, Mascara and Voaldor, who are seen as beyond this level.) They don’t actually need any more people: this is already a packed eighteen  man cibernetico, two more than usual.

Estrellita vs Amapola is being built as strong as feud they’re doing. They’re not going to main event a major show with it, because they just don’t do that with women’s matches, but it does seem like a possible semimain or third from the top sometime down the road.

IWRG (THU) 02/02/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro Rey Jr. vs Súper Black
2) Astro de Plata & Eragón vs Comando Negro & Pacto Negro
3) Centvrión, Freyser, Tritón vs Eterno, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Carta Brava Jr. vs Saruman [IWRG IC Light]
5) Angelico, Hernandez, Toscano vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Cien Caras Jr., Oficial 911

Hernandez back again. And Saruman gets his title match.

Latin Lover, Centvrion moonsault accident, Dragon Rojo

(photo by Black Terry Jr.)

IWRG (THU) 01/26/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, the Gladiatores]
1) Kaving & Pacto Negro b Matrix Jr. & Volaris
2) Oficial Factor & Oficial Rayan b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
Oficial Factor debuted, replacing Oficial Spartan.
3) Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Kortiz b Golden Magic, Tony Rivera, Tritón
4) Negro Navarro, Saruman, Veneno b Carta Brava Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo de Pirata Morgan
Carta Brava and Sauramn feuded. Saruman beat Carta and challenged for his lightweight title. Match should go next week.
5) Angelico, Centvrión, Toscano b Cien Caras Jr., Eterno, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
Toscano showed up! Estrellas del Ring recap refers to Eterno as “Rey de Facebook”. Rudos took the first. In the second, Centvrión attempted a moonsault over their corner post onto Eterno, but got no distance and landed chest first on the post. The match stopped, with everyone checking on him and taking him away. Tecnicos lost 3 on 2.

Today’s CMLL show is main evented by Marco trying to keep his winning streak, against a team including the returning Terrible. Blue Panther hopes Negro Casas finally signs for the hair match, not caring about the date. Los Guerreros, in hyping their feud with Reyes del Atlantida, mention that Dragon Rojo is doubtful to wrestle tonight. The leg injury that he’s been dealing with late got worse in Puebla and hasn’t gotten better yet.

Perros del Mal started to hype a mystery luchador appearing on their 02/14 show in Arena Aficion, with people in the know saying it was a former members of Perros del Mal who’s better know with feuding with them. That description could fit Shocker or Latin Lover. Perros del Mal have since started to specifically tease Latin Lover showing up. Latin Lover probably could generate some good attention and business for this group, but not in Arena Aficion. That building has been full the last couple of times Perros del Mal has visited for TV and there’s no reason to think it wouldn’t be again even without Latin. It’s only a 2000 seat building, which wouldn’t be a lot of room for Latin to make a difference. Latin coming in will greatly entertain some people, but it doesn’t seem to make any sense for this building – perhaps they’ll move it to a larger building.

An AAA press release hyping Daga’s official debut post-QPPC win (and apparently as Daga this time) mentions his opponents as Parka, Dark Dragon and Tito. No Escoria, so they did fix that oddness.

Rob has highlights of early October 1995 AAA.

Links

  • Dragon Rojo playing American football. Wearing the kilt over his football pants is the best.
  • Rocky Santana and Coco Amarillo are feuding to set up a hair match.
  • GALLI is running on Friday and Saturday this weekend. I’m going to at least the Friday show.

01/28-29 lucha times

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CMLL and AAA are back on opposite days in Mexico, CMLL on Saturday, AAA on Sunday. However, neither has been restored to their pre-NFL 2 hour time slot. They’ve just gone each.

CMLL is OFF Galavision in the US this week. They’re airing a tripleheader of soccer – but also an old Santo movie and various reruns. Guerreros del Ring should most likely be back on this week. If it’s not, CMLL’s gone from airing five hours of new CMLL in the US each week to zero over the last couple of months.

Ras de Lona doesn’t even appear to be on VivaSports this week. They canceled the show that was focused on the news of the promotion. (News is not serious.)

There’s also an hour of mystery lucha libre on AYM Sports this Saturday at 11 AM central (right after Sobre el Ring, which has been in reruns the last three weeks.) No telling if it’s new stuff.

52MX: if it’s back on, it’s back to Coliseo for a couple of grab bag matches.

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Televisa: Fuego/Sagrado/Sangre vs Cancebreros + Guerreros vs Atlantida

FOX: Amapola/Estrellita lightning match and Peste Negra vs Panther. It makes sense to swap these two shows this week, since they’ll have to cut down the first trios to lightning match length anyway, but this what they’ve been doing of late.

C3: Pesta Negro vs Angel de Oro, Mascara, Super Porky, Invasors vs Fuego/Fantasma/Sangre, Cancerberos vs Tuareg

Mega6: Titan (Polvora) and Triton (Rafaga) in singles matches, plus TRT vs unbeatable Marco.

Puebla: Rudos vs Rudos, Invasors vs Atlantida

ACM: Nuevo Laredo vs Monterrey, pick a side.

PdM: Neza?

IWRG: the show that just happened an hour ago.

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CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2011-10-15

taped 2011-10-07 @ Arena Mexico

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Mascara Dorada

Héctor Garza, Máscara Dorada, Toscano vs Mephisto, Rey Bucanero, Terrible: short two fall match that didn’t do anything particularly interesting with the time. Probably better the time is spent elsewhere, though Dorada and Toscano both seemed willing to do more than they got here.

Volador

Volador Jr. vs Jushin Lyger in the Leyenda de Plata Tournament final: An okay to good standard CMLL singles match; they needed to do more before they started the dives and the near falls, but they didn’t. They did have a lot of good near falls, but it wasn’t a loud enough crowd (or a well miced enough crowd) to really get into it. A bit disappointing, in line with the rest of Lyger’s 2011 run.

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