Archive for February, 2012

TRT challenge Atlantida, Marco outsmarts UG, Santo vs AAA

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (TUE) 02/28/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Cholo & Ramstein b Bengala & Robin
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Nitro, Pierrothito b Astral, Fantasy, Pequeño Halcón
Rudos took 1/3. Fans were behind Demus.
3) Fuego, Mr. Cacao, Pegasso b Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
Tuareg jumped Cacao and won the first fall, but the tecnicos took falls 2/3.
4) Black Warrior, Sagrado, Sangre Azteca b Morphosis, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
TRT destroyed the tecnicos and challenged for a title shot. Guerrero accepted for next week.

Guerrero del Futuro confirmed Atlantida will defend the national trios titles next week versus. There are four trios being pushed strong in CMLL, and those are two of them. I think the champions retain, but I’m not very sure.

CMLL (TUE) 02/28/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring, the newspaper Marco Corleone was reading]
1) Black Metal & El Divino b Disturbio & Inquisidor
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Leo, Rey Cometa b Exterminador, Malefico, Raziel
3) Gitana, Lady Apache, Marcela DQ Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
Unknown Gitana replaced Dark Angel (at TNA) – perhaps the same woman who was Murga few weeks back? Straight falls for the tecnicas, with Blanca hitting referee Noriega in the second. The Apache/Blanca hair match is next week.
4) Felino, Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla b Diamante Azul, Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada
Diamante Azul’s under that name, in a loss. Mr. Niebla was in his Hell Boy gear. Felino replaced Negro Casas.
5) Marco Corleone b Último Guerrero
Ultimo Guerrero tried jumping Marco in the first fall, but Marco rallied him with a powerbomb. Ultimo Guerrero took the second with his own powerbomb and feet on the ropes in the second. Marco did the same to steal the third fall.

The much talked about Santo lawsuit vs AAA is said to be in the penalty stage. That article has Santo’s lawyers saying they previously won the case, and now it’s just an arguement about damages. This is the case regarding Santo’s appearance at 2009′s TripleMania – AAA (or more accurately, Televisa) put out a DVD of the event, and Santo says AAA did not have the rights to use market a DVD with him on it. There’s no sense that any of the AAA DVDs have been major sellers (or something the promotion seem especially interested in, as they barely mention them) and it would not seem to cost that much to pay Santo off after the fact if AAA just wanted this to go away, but it’s now less about the money and more about personal ill feeling between the two sides. Hijo del Santo has set himself up as the (last) protect of the rights of all luchadors and I think AAA would just like to take Santo down a peg or three (and honestly believe they owe Santo nothing further.) Santo will get money out of the lawsuit, but says he wants precautions to make sure it never happens again.

AAA posting a lineup for May (with Argos in the Air Force) is amusing, but then a local promoter is already hyping up a show with AAA luchadors two weeks after that one, with a ruleta de la muerte main event.

Rob writes about 02/25/12 CMLL C3 and FOX.

Dos Leyendas Schedule

I will be hosting a chat and doing live results Friday night. Dos Leyendas starts at 8:30 – though only on radiocmll, yet another show where CMLL will not take my money to watch their show. AAA’s Toluca taping is scheduled to start at 9pm, and we’ll be keeping track of that too as well as we can.

It looks like I’m going to be on Figure Four Daily on Friday with Bryan and Dr. Lucha to preview the show. I’m now sticking with the prediction of Blue Panther winning, if only to give us some way to fill 30 minutes.

Links

Lineups

CMLL SACCOMATS (SAT) 03/03/2012 Arena Neza
1) Cachorro & Silver vs Boraz & Taurus
2) Dinamic Black, Guerrero Mixteco, Turbo vs Black Thunder, Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro
3) Neza Kid, Super Brazo, Súper Nova vs Dr. Cerebro, Suicida, Vampiro Metálico
4) Negro Casas & Último Guerrero vs Atlantis & Blue Panther
5) Villano III vs Villano IV, Villano V, Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata, Brazo de Platino [cage, hair, mask]

Which Brazo is losing his hair? Got to be Platino. Guerrero & Atlantis are in Guatemala on Sunday, for Guerrero’s Guatemalan FULL Monde championship.

Princesa Blanca keeps her title, REINA, AAA vs Consejo

In the second straight surprising title match result in Puebla, Princesa Blanca kept the Mexican National Women’s championship over Dalis last night. It’s typical for luchadors (both men and women) to lose both a title and their hair in quick succession when they’re planning to leave lucha libre for an extended period, and it appeared that was what was happening with Blanca. Now, the hair match with Lady Apache is totally unclear. (Apolo Dantes says that match will take place on March 6th, along with a cibernetico.)

CMLL women have tended to lose their hair or mask before leaving due to a pregnancy. It’s unclear it this is case for Blanca or Apache – both were announced by CMLL as appearing on REINA’s 1st anniversary show on May 13th at Kouraken Hall. REINA held a press conference earlier today, talking about that show and other things (both Silueta and Luna & Lluvia have title defenses coming up), and both Blanca and Apache are still on the talent list for that May show.

Might as well cover that right here. REINA announced the start dates for various CMLL women
Zeuxis: March 19, over for three months
Goya Kong: April 16, in for a month
Dalis: April 23, thru the anniversary show (same for below)
La Comandante: May 10th
Princesa Blanca: May 10th
Princesa Sugieth: May 10th
Lady Apache: May 10th – 0nly wrestling on the anniversary show, and they’re treating her as a huge deal

Full Puebla results later this week when Porra Fresa posts, but the other news from the show is Marco Corleone mentioned he tweaked his knee in his match last night.

AAA finally “unhacked” it’s website, though Consejo wants it clear they just defaced it and then undid it themselves because AAA could not. AAA’s recap of the Naucalpan taping slips in two important details: it’ll be a trios match with a Wagner led team, and if el Consejo can not win the match, they are banned from AAA entirely. The recap also mentions both La Sociedad and el Consejo attacked Juvi backstage.

Chicano talks about his name change to The Gladiatores. Black Terry Jr. has video of his return match: fall 1, fall 2, fall 3.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 03/12/1994 AAA in LA.

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Lineups

AAA LyC (SUN) 03/04/2012 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) ? vs ??
2) ? vs ??
3) Angel Dorado Jr., Dralion, Gato Fantasma vs Principe Guerrero II, Vasco Jr., Veneno Extremo
4) Big Neurosis, Máscara Púrpura, Semental vs Hombre Sin Miedo, Laredo Kid, Mascara Sagrada Jr.
5) Rico Rodriguez, Simbolo, Zorro vs Cuervo, Espíritu, Ozz

Semental might as well offer Purpura a t-shirt. I have no idea on the Mascara Sagrada.

AULL (SUN) 03/04/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Centella, Kid Tornado, Spider Boy vs Beda, Sangre de Lobo, Sentencia
2) Danger, Karma, Tarasco II vs Piloto Infernal, Piloto Suicida, Stryker
3) Ángel de la Noche, Love Angel, Rey Kristal vs Dark Misterio, Hombre sin Rostro, Ronny Ventura
4) Cerebro Maligno & Rey Krimen vs Leviatham & Samael [#1 Contenders, AULL TAG]
5) Epitafio vs Judas el Traidor [super libre]
6) Herejía vs Tormento [AULL WELTER]
Herejia is the champion

Second of two shows at Arena Lopez Mateos this weekend, following the LEGEND (Junior Dinamitas vs Psycho Circus + a relevos suicidas) on Saturday.

02/25-02/26 lucha videos

02/25 WWC: http://www.embedupload.com/?d=9GMYNOISM4
02/26 WWC: http://www.embedupload.com/?d=92QYHAQOJZ

02/25 Sobre el Ring: http://www.embedupload.com/?d=3GJIGTIUCE

La Luchas: 2012-02-21
taped 2012-01-31 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=5YZTAXCUHW
1) Artillero & Súper Comando vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
2) Black Metal, Starman, Triton vs Èvola, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
3) Pólvora vs Titán for the Mexican National Welterweight Championship
4) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger vs Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Valiente

CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2012-02-25
taped 2012-02-19 @ Arena Mexico
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=9XMDGYIXZO
1) Diamante, Titán, Triton vs Hijo del Signo, Loco Max, Namajague
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=6ZZKHWGRVL
2) Blue Panther, Delta, Hijo del Fantasma vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpion
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=4QIXDBUZUB
3) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto vs Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush for the CMLL World Trios Championship
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=6AIAJDFHMM 

CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2012-02-25
taped 2012-02-17 @ Arena Mexico
1) Ángel Azteca Jr., Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/32d9j3
2) Fuego, Sagrado, Sangre Azteca vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8pwp6e 

CMLL on Televisa: 2012-02-25
taped 2012-02-17 @ Arena Mexico
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=6UDYKGZJEJ
1) Máscara Dorada & Volador Jr. vs Euforia & Guerrero Maya Jr. [natl pi, eightfinal]
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=3ZAJCMGSIU
2) Máximo & Mephisto vs La Sombra & Mr. Águila [natl pi, eightfinal]
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=8DN2DECQUI
3) Atlantis & Mr. Niebla vs Kráneo & Super Porky [natl pi, eightfinal]
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=8BEGIHOVSU
4) Averno & La Máscara vs Olímpico & Valiente [natl pi, eightfinal]
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=5VZ1ARGSFG
5) La Sombra & Mr. Águila vs Máscara Dorada & Volador Jr. [natl pi, quarterfinal]
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=1QRFZYEWSX
6) Atlantis & Mr. Niebla vs Averno & La Máscara [natl pi, quarterfinal]
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=4XEQUGVPVY
7) Atlantis & Mr. Niebla vs La Sombra & Mr. Águila [natl pi, semifinal]
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=6UNCFWQQIM

CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-02-25
taped 2012-02-21 @ Arena Mexico
1) Camaleón & Freesbe vs Bobby Zavala & Cholo
http://www.sendspace.com/file/k8fw73
2) Aereo, Pequeño Halcón, Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito
http://www.sendspace.com/file/gzvr7r
3) Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Starman vs Cancerbero, Puma King, Raziel
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ilxki5
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Shigeo Okumura
http://www.sendspace.com/file/tusd56
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zovbha 

Stellar Moments: http://www.sendspace.com/file/y2xs88

CMLL Guadalajara: 2012-02-25
taped 2012-02-21 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=2JL5JKUXEG
1) Fuego & Valiente vs Arkángel de la Muerte & Virus
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=83UOKJYKKU
2) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=4ZDNCYUPY0
3) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Rey Escorpion, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=7IB3INMVRP

Arena Coliseo Monterrey: 2012-02-26
taped 2012-02-19 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Gardeina Azteca, Rosa Salvaje, Sexy Maciel vs Androide, Hijo Del Mongol Chino, Maravilloso Jr.
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=0HMJQ0GXFW
2) Genocida & Hijo Del Mongol Chino vs Hijo del Ninja & Rey Apostol
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=1BUNWJGHMK
3) Angel Dorado Jr., Dralion, Turbina vs Gemelo Muerte I, Gemelo Muerte II, Genocida
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=9EGSQYGXGP
4) Big Neurosis, Golden Boy, Tun-Tun vs Mago Miadow, Rico Rodriguez, Simbolo
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=1UQUU5DEB4 

Lucha on AYM Sports: 2012-02-25
taped 2012-02-12 @ Comité Ejecutivo Nacional del PRI, Mexico City 
2) Estrellita & Marcela vs Amapola & Dalis la Caribeña
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=3NDCHZIUM2
4) Atlantis, PRImero, Shocker vs Negro Casas, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
http://www.embedupload.com/?d=7SMZFJYUGJ - full version

AAA 02/25
http://www.sendspace.com/file/tgoewk  – promos from the show (only new material)

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Consejo vs IWRG, DTU, lots of lineups

(photo by Black Terry Jr.)

IWRG (SUN) 02/26/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), The Gladiatores]
1) Acero & Mr. Temples b Astro de Plata & Kiwoc
Debuts for Temples and Kiwoc.
2) Chicano & Tritón b Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
Chicano was another debut. Gemelos took the first, then pulled Chicano’s mask off – to reveal Bugambilia del Norte. (Perhaps this is a name change due to the other Bugambilia.) Tecnicos took the second and third.
3) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic DQ Black Terry, Bombero Infernal, Eterno
Tecnicos took 2/3, Eterno pulling Centvrion’s mask.
4) Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 b Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan
Piratas took the first, but Hijo de Pirata hurt his knee on a dive. Capos took 2/3, pulling off Hijo de Pirata’s mask for one pin and pinning Pirata Sr. as he complained about it.
5) Máscara Año 2000 Jr. & Texano Jr. b Angelico & Negro Navarro
Rudos took 2/3, Mascara using Texano’s rope on Negro Navarro to set up the deciding pin.

Halloween will not work twice on the Toluca taping; Silver King gets his spot in the main event Rey de Reyes tournament bracket. AAA’s RSSS

Oriental held a show to honor his friend Dick Togo on his retirement tour.

DTU announced winners from it’s training seminar this past weekend

Poison (Morelia)
Rebelde Punk (Merida, Yucatan)
Principe Halcon (Poza Rica, Yucatan)
Lucky Boy (Puebla) – lightweight winner.

All will appear on future DTU shows. Cruz de Silencio, a deaf luchador, was also honored, as was married couple Dark Rose & Hikaro.

Rob has highlights of 11/03 & 05/2000 AAA & 02/14/12 CMLL

Links

Lineups

CMLL (SUN) 03/04/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Rebelión vs Relampago Azul
2) Brillante & El Divino vs Acertijo & Sádico (Guadalajara)
3) Halcon de Plata & Smaker vs Èvola & Magnum
4) Gallo, Titán, Triton vs Arkángel de la Muerte, El Bárbaro, Ephesto
5) Rush vs Terrible [CMLL LH]

Rush’s title on the line, so it’s probably time for Rush to win one of these. Awful strange to do this two days after their tournament final, but these shows all go in parallel.

Sadico appears to be the local guy who’s been in Arena Victoria, and not the Sadico from AULL or the Sadico from Madero or the Sadico from La Laguna or any other Sadico I may have forgotten. No idea on Smaker; the closest I can come is a guy on the Dantes shows named “Samael”.

CMLL (SUN) 03/04/2012 Arena Coliseo
1) Camaleón & Freesbe vs Bobby Zavala & Zayco
2) Aereo, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito vs Mercurio, Niño de Acero, Pequeño Olímpico
3) Diamante, Dragon Lee, Rey Cometa vs Euforia, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
4) Fuego, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Hooligan, Pólvora, Skándalo
5) La Sombra, Shocker, Super Porky vs Kráneo, Morphosis, Psicosis

Shocker’s return! His streak of missing every major show remains sadly intact. I’m sure he’ll be right back to mentoring Titan and Trition, and he’ll be totally shocked about this Diamante Azul bit. Nino de Acero is also listed in the minis match, and I give them both 50/50 chances of showing up.

That semimain looked to be setting up an Arena Coliseo tag title match. The cards here have been so slight that it’s not crazy that could be an actual semimain  with no angle – just look, the main event rudo squad is Psicosis, Alebrije and Kraneo! Ultimo Guerrero & Atlantis are Guatemala this weekend, but Guadalajara is a bit slight – another show someplace else? (Maybe Monterrey – note below.)

Anyway, if there was nothing up, CMLL could’ve made a stronger semimain out of that third match, so something’s clearly up. This is the first time Stuka & Fuego have teamed up in Coliseo since their last title defense (which was true before the last title defense as well.) It would likely be Hooligan & Skandalo going for the gold, and it’d have to be on 03/11 or 03/18, because Skandalo’s off to Japan on 03/25. Kinda surprised Arkangel isn’t in Hooligan’s spot, but there’s still time.

AAA (SUN) 03/04/2012 Arena Solidaridad
1) ? vs ??
2) Fomer Lover, Lobo Rojo, Peewee vs El Cadillo, Iron, Memo Valles
3) Fabi Apache, Lady Puma, Sexy Lady vs Hija de Karonte, Ludark Shaitan, Sexy Star
4) el Tacua, Panthro, Tigre Universitario vs Bengali, Monje Negro Jr., Orquídea Negra
5) Kronos, La Braza, Low Rider vs Difunto I, Hator, Tito Santana

So AAA is in two different rival Monterrey arenas on Sunday. How peculiar.

AULL (SUN) 03/11/2012 Arena Lopez Mateos
4) Cerebro Maligno, Herejía, Judas el Traidor, Rey Krimen vs Epitafio, Leviatham, Samael, Tormento and ?, Dr. Cerebro, Epidemia, Heavy Boy
5) Flamita vs Sádico, Bestia 666, Súper Nova, Sugi San, Atomic Boy, Yakuza, Terry 2000 [Copa Velocidad Extrema]
6) Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul, Coco Rojo vs Ray Mendoza Jr., Villano III, Villano IV [AULL TRIOS]

Lineup here. That should be a crazy semimain. One of the columns in this week’s SuperLuchas attempted to explain why Heavy Boy and Epidemia were partners again – one had turned on each other in IWL, if I recall – saying the promotion had put them together but they were still angry at each other in the lockerroom. It was a heroic effort.

CMLL (FRI) 03/16/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Halcon de Plata & Virgo vs Demonio Maya & Metalik
2) Astral, Eléctrico, Fantasy vs Demus 3:16, Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
3) Dragon Lee, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
4) Delta, Diamante, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
5) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Super Porky vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

This is a nothing special card for a Friday night show. If they really are coming back here on 03/30, they’re probably setting up something for then – a trios title rematch?

Santo loses in straight falls, Volador/Mascara, Rey de Reys match

(photo by Black Terry Jr.)

TxT (SAT) 02/25/2012 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera [@lawagnermania, Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Ciudad y PoderDJ SpectroEstrellas del RingKaiser SportsThe Gladiatores]
1) Esther Moreno & Rossy Moreno b Diosa Maya & La Vaquerita
Maya & Vaquerita replaced Ludark & Sexy Lady, who had been threatened with losing their AAA bookings if they worked this show. Morenos took 2/3.
2) Mascarita Plateada & Pequeño Lucky b Lobito & Scorpion King
Everyone working in alternate names to avoid problems from CMLL or AAA. Tecnicos took 2/3.
3) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II DRAW Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr.
Pirata took 1, Navrros took 2, draw in third. Sort of double pin finish – Pirate Kids beat Traumas as Negro beat Pirata in the third. Navarros asked for an extra fall, but the Morgans walked out. Rematch next month.
4) El Dandy, Fuerza Guerrera, Scorpio Jr. b Angelico, Carta Brava Jr., Saruman
Team IWRG took the first, vets took the last two. Fuerza & Scorpio turned on Dandy after the match for being too much of a tecnico in this mach.
5) Angel Blanco Jr. & El Hijo del Solitario b El Hijo Del Santo & Villano IV
Straight falls for the rudos, Santo giving up to his own hold. Very bloody, Blanco & Santo’s light colored masks both red by the end. This finish means Santo, Blanco and Solitario are supposed to meet in a three way mask match on 03/30 or 03/31, though Villano IV still wants a direct mask match with someone.

The recaps see to different on the date of the next TxT show. 31st is the Saturday, which is their usual day. If they actually do the mask match, I would expect CMLL to run a bigger than usual show that Friday.

CMLL (SUN) 02/26/2012 Arena Coliseo [La Catedral, CMLL]
1) Bengala & Höruz b Apocalipsis & Súper Comando
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Metálico, Molotov, Sensei b Bronco, Disturbio, Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Fuego, Mr. Cacao, Titán DQ Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 2/3. Arkangel fouled Cacao in the third.
4) Mr. Águila, Olímpico, Vangelis b Ángel de Oro, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sangre Azteca
Rudos took 2/3.
5) La Máscara, Máximo, Valiente b Averno, Pólvora, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 2/3, Mascara beating Volador with his own backcracker.

This week’s AAA TV was mostly repeat material from the last two tapings. However, they did slip in announcement for a Rey de Reyes match: a cage match, with three minis, three women, three men, and three exoticos, loser losing hair or mask. Mascarita Dorada & Octagoncito are two of the minis, probably with a mini Viper as the third. Dorada has been complaining about Sexi Star cheating to beat him in Couzmel, so she’s probably in. There’s not too many choices available, so Fabi Apache, La Braza and Pimpinela are also probably in.

On the Naucalpan taping, Konnan said he will pay his LA Park accumulated fines in Toluca on Friday. Also, the Chessman attack on Juvi is on behalf of Konnan; it appears they’re going to do off screen feud as an in-ring one (just with Chessman doing the work.)

Terrible and Rush have not let winning cause them to become friends. Terrible says Rush’s ego is bigger than this strength, and he’ll never reach the top if he doesn’t keep his ego in check. Rush says Terrible is the person he most wants to see bald, and hopes they sign for a hair match as soon as they win the tournament. Rush does want to change to the rudo side, because the Arena Mexico fans cheer the rudos, and he doesn’t want them cheering him, Rush wants to beat up the people they cheer.

AAA’s facebook says Arturo Rivera suffered a fall and underwent surgery. That’s very non-specific; his twitter account says it was a hip fracture. Operation went well, but he’s still in the hospital tonight.

The main event of the 03/10 Perros del Mal show will be Toscano, Texano and Angelico vs Perro Aguayo, Hector Garza and the always dreaded surprise luchador. They’ll surely be trying for Latin Lover again.

Last week’s Luchas 2000 (#608)  included an interview with Magnus, who feels he got off to a bad start with the Mistico comparisons and aims for a new clean start with CMLL. He’d also like to team up with his brother, Ulises Jr.

There’s also an interview with Cholo, who mentions his recent injury rehab. Cholo, despite being a relatively new face in CMLL, is actually 37 years old and 16 years a wrestler (and actually started training in 1990.) He’s from Mexico City, and lists Versatil, Tony Salazar, Virus and Arkangel as his trainers.

Last Week’s Box Y Lucha (#3066) has an interview with Alex Koslov, who’s very gracious towards CMLL and says he was dealing with personal problems when he left, but now he’d definitely like another chance as a more mature person. Alex mentions he was back in Mexico this past December, visiting with friends over Christmas.

There’s also an article about an amateur wrestling tournament on 03/11 at Starman’s Gym. I think this is amateur as “unpaid” and not as a style.

Rob has highlights of 07/29/11 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’S news update.

Links

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 03/01/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro de Plata & Kiwoc vs Acero & Mr. Temples
2) Chicano & Tritón vs Gemelo Fantastico I & Gemelo Fantastico II
3) Aero Boy, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Carta Brava Jr., Chico Che, Imposible
4) Freyser, Suicida, Trauma II vs AlemánEterno, Violento Jack
5) Angelico, Negro Navarro, Trauma I vs Pirata Morgan, Texano Jr., Toscano

Not sure who the German is.

Rush & Terrible advance, Dos Leyendas, Davey Richards, TxT

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (FRI) 02/24/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Astral & Eléctrico b Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Warrior
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Marcela b Amapola, La Comandante, La Seductora
Comandante replaced Zeuxis. Tecnicas took 2/3, Estrellita surprising Amapola with a roll up for the win. Estrellita joined the radiocmll booth to talk about hair vs hair match.
3) Diamante, Dragon Lee, Triton b Hijo del Signo, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 2/3. Triton was hurt on a dive in the third fall, but Diamante still managed to land the 450 for the win.
4) Black Warrior & Rey Escorpion b Pólvora & Stuka Jr. [natl pi, eightfinal]
Polvora & Stuka, who had cost each other the Reyes del Aire with a brawl, could not work together here.
5) Marco Corleone & Último Guerrero b Hijo del Fantasma & Misterioso Jr. [natl pi, eightfinal]
6) Rush & Terrible b Delta & Ephesto [natl pi, eightfinal]
7) Ángel de Oro & Psicosis b Felino & Rey Bucanero [natl pi, eightfinal]
Rey Bucanero could not get along with Felino & Zacarias.
8) Marco Corleone & Último Guerrero b Black Warrior & Rey Escorpion [natl pi, quarterfinal]
Marco pinned Warrior, Escorpion and UG with a plancha. UG was not happy.
9) Rush & Terrible b Ángel de Oro & Psicosis [natl pi, quarterfinal]
Rush & Terrible used their big moves for the win.
10) Rush & Terrible b Marco Corleone & Último Guerrero [natl pi, semifinal]
Terrible top rope splash on Marco ended a dominant night for the winning pair. They face Niebla & Atlantis next week.

X-Project has a video from Davey Richards, from the day of the show, where he talks about his concussion and inability to make it there.

The Sobre el Ring video

Tonight is the next TxT show. The (somewhat unofficial) stip is if Santo & Villano IV beat Hijo del Solitario & Angel Blanco Jr., they’ll have a 2 masks vs 2 masks match next time out. If the rudos win, it’ll be a triangle match without Villano IV. I guess this might depend on how much Villano IV really wants to put his mask on the line!

Tercera Caida hosts say everything is fine.

Lucha Libre In Japan

02/25 NOAH: Super Crazy (c) b Ricky Marvin [XNL]

Lineup

CMLL (FRI) 03/02/2012 Arena Mexico
***Dos Leyendas 2011: Salvador Luttertoh & Bobby Bonales***
1) Fuego, Titán, Triton vs Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Rey Escorpion
2) Ángel de Oro, Super Porky, Valiente vs Averno, Mr. Águila, Olímpico
3) Ayumi vs Marcela [lightning]
4) Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Marco Corleone vs Rey Bucanero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
5) Atlantis & Mr. Niebla vs Rush & Terrible [natl pi, final]
6) Blue Panther vs Negro Casas [hair]

Tickets run from 500 ($39US) down to 40 pesos ($3US). That’s less than the Anniversary show (600 top) , but a bit more than last year’s Dos Leyendas (450). My attendance guess is 8,250. That’s a good number for current CMLL, but there’s no sense they’re pulling in casual fans.

Rush & Terrible are slight favorites.

Diamante Azul is in a higher spot than Metro usually got on these shows, but it may be the new normal for him.

Really good opener! Show up early.

03/02 AAA TV Lineup (Toluca)

AAA TV (FRI) 03/02/2012 Gimnasio Agustín Millán
1) Atomic Boy & Sugi San vs Gran Apache & Tito Santana
2) Billy el Malo & Escoria vs Mortiz & Semental
3) Jack Evans vs ChessmanTexano Jr.Nicho el Millionario [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Drago vs Halloween & Octagón
5) LA Park vs La ParkaElectroshockHalloween [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]

Mexico air date: 03/10-11

Electroshock and Jack are the most likely finalsts. Jack’s got to deal with Perro some more. Electro just makes more sense then the alternative options: eithre three Perros del Mal in one match, or a guy who should be busy with Cibernetico. Not that they’ve actually announced any match there (or anything yet.)

First TV appearance for Drago since Guerra de Titanes.

Segunda is a rematch from when Mortiz & Semental joined Consejo.

Gran Apache has worked tecnico, rudo, tecnico, rudo on the last four TV tapings. It’s amazing.

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02/23 AAA Results (Naucalpan)

(photo by AAA)

AAA TV (THU) 02/23/2012 Arena Naucalpan [@terceracaida, AAA]
1) La Braza & Pimpinela Escarlata b Pasion Kristal & Yuriko
2) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Daga, Fenix, Gran Apache
3) Cuervo & Ozz b Chessman & Último Gladiador [AJPW TAG]
Cuervo & Ozz retrain their titles. Turned into a hardcore match.
4) Héctor Garza DQ Heavy Metal, Toscano, Joe Lider [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Lider pinned Metal, Toscano pinned Metal, Argos & Texano ran in for the DQ to give Garza the win.
5) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Cibernético, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Juventud Guerrera [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Joaquin Roldan brought out Juvi as the mystery man. Juvi beat Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. with Piero fast counting the El Consejo member. Chessman ran out and, for unknown reasons, attacked Juvi and aused his loss. Chessman then brawled with Perro, which brought out Garza. Perro snuck in a foul on Cibernetico in the confusion for the win.

Next taping is Friday in Toluca. Lineup coming up next.

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CMLL on CadenaTres: 2012-02-04

teamwork

taped 2012-01-31 @ Arena Mexico

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match 2 part 2
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Bam Bam, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico:  Bored by this. There are interesting técnicos in the minis division, but it takes the right group of rudos to bring it out. Or, otherwise, Mini Olímpico is a drag on matches and Mini Olímpico is everywhere. Except, I guess he wasn’t in the finish, and looked all messed up. A disappointing outcome.

Ola de Cancerberos

Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel, Virus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Nitro, Skándalo in a cibernetico match: This match redeemed the whole feud! Most of the match was good, and the run right after everyone was in for the first time was a load of fun. Tuareg turned it up, but we also got the full Cancerbero destruction machine. Raziel & Cancerbero breaking out técnico bits was cool, and the reoccurring random mask Euforia untying paid off in the end. Loco definitely is growing his hair out.

 

Metro vs Mije

Máximo, Metro, Super Porky vs Felino, Kraneo, Psicosis: A Super Porky match. Everyone got to amuse the crowd, and the there was a finish. Metro managed not to injury anyone this week, a marked improvement!

 

Mascara is not impressed

Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Volador Jr. vs Blue Panther, La Máscara, La Sombra: Surprisingly good match. I thought this would be a low speed Negro/Panther brawl with everyone else walking thru it, but it turned out to be a pretty intense and high speed encounter. There were Panther/Negro sections that I liked better than the lighting match (and Panther’s tendency not to sell works better in a trios match.) The other guys all looked great and played off each other in good combinations. Not enough Zach, but there’s never enough Zach.

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CMLL incredible pairs tournament, Perros del Mal, Consejo, Santo vetos, Tercera Caida

Today’s second half of the national incredible pairs tournament. Marco and Ultimo Guerrero are the favorites; Marco notes Ultimo Guerrero fouled him last Tuesday in Guadalajara and will have a singles match next Tuesday, but thinks Ultimo really wants to win the match on Friday so they should be in good shape. Marco is right – Ultimo Guerrero says he wants to win to get another shot as his bad friend. Ultimo Guerrero also praises CMLL for putting together this tournament. Rush and Terrible are probably the next strongest team, and Rush says he hates Terrible, but they’ll get along to win.

Perros del Mal’s next taping is 03/10. No matches announced. They seem to be taping once a month.

El Consejo replaced AAA’s front page with a forwarder to their blog on Thursday. AAA fans apparently do not think Toscano is so great, if that poll is to be believed.

Indy lucahdoras Ludark Shaitan and Sexy Lady are supposed to be on AAA spots shows next week; they’re worked them before and may be training in Silver King’s class. They may no longer be on those shows; Hijo del Santo says the women have been told that if they work on this weekend’s Todo x el Todos show, they can’t work with AAA. It’s the same veto by association CMLL has had for years (though more things are slipping thru the cracks there.) Strangely, there’s there no mention of Mascarita Dorada facing the same ban, but perhaps AAA feels they have more leverage on the women.

TVC Deportes says Tercera Caida was pre-empted by basketball because more people watch it. I don’t know exactly which game was on TVC Deportes instead of Tercera Caida, but the games I normally see them listing as major college conferences, but not the major games from those conferences; games that are being rebroadcasted from the conference networks, not ESPN. Only the hardcore fans of those schools and college basketball are going to be watching those games. I have to believe there’s less people interested in NC State and Wisconsin basketball in Mexico.

IWL posted a video of Sepulturero and Fantasma de la Opera burning his MTA shirt, rejoining ATM. NO one actually cares about who’s in what IWL or X-Project faction, except for Trolli. You have the little scary monster, you have the power.

Black Terry Jr. has video of Tuesday’s IWRG FILL cibernetico: part 1, part 2

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Links

  • Tommy Dreamer talks about his experience getting to the X-Project show.
  • Rocky Santana talks to MT about his career.
  • Lady Apache explains she challenged for Blanca’s hair and not title because she wanted a more risky match.
  • R de Rudo talks to Makabre.
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