No full results until tomorrow, but…
Trauma II gana la máscara de Shadow Phoenix se llama Akihiko Inoue de Tokio con 10 años como luchador twitter.com/terceracaida/s…
— Tercera Caída (@terceracaida) June 18, 2012
A bit of a surprise. The inclusion of Oficial 911 was an interesting feint. Shadow Phoenix has been treated like a big deal since he came back in last month and they were originally setting up Trauma I vs Phoenix. (Maybe their was a plan of Traumas vs Phoenix/911?)
Both Traumas have picked up big wins in the last six months. If they’re really as disinterested in CMLL as they say (and AAA oddly hasn’t seemed to make a move), then they’re going to be top young IWRG (and overall indy) guys for the forseeable future. It’s good to see them get some big wins to go with the performances.
DTU (SAT) 06/16/2012 Salón Renault, Poza Rica, Veracruz [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) El Falcón & Power Ranger b King Lion & Magneto
2) Lucky Boy & Niño b Íkaro & Jhonki and Kenosis & Muerte Nocturna
3) Keira, Pequeno Cobra, Rocky Loco b Black Rose, Kaleth, Lanzelot
4) Eita b Flamita, Eterno, Chikano
said to be best match of the night
5) Relampago L Black Terry, Araña de Plata Jr.
Black Terry got the first pinfall, then Arana de Plata Jr. pinned Relampago after a foul from Pequeno Cobra.
6) Rey Capricornio L Príncipe Halcón, Hormiga
match stared Halcon vs Hormiga, Halcon looking nervous. Capricornio ran out and asked in the match. Hormiga got the first pinfall to escape the match (?), leaving the two locals. Halcon powerbombed Rey thru a table. Flamita ran out to both congraluate Halcon and challenge him to a singles match next time they come to Poza Rica.
7) Ciclope b Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera, Drastik Boy, X-Fly
X-Fly was a surprise entrant. Ciclope jumped off a scaffold onto light tubes on top of Drastick Boy for the win.
Relampago is mentioned as debuting as independent here. There was something about that earlier on Facebook earlier in this week that Relampago had left AAA. It’s understandable, because he’s barely used by AAA even on the spots shows – his last known booking was the mid April run of sponsored shows, and the Relampago who lives in Sinola was turning up more often in my results – but he does happen to finally be back on shows later this month and earlier next month. Maybe he didn’t feel like holding out any longer, maybe those or phantom AAA show listings.
CMLL (SUN) 06/17/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Metálico & Sensei b Camorra & Inquisidor
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Pequeño Halcón DQ Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior
Tecnicos took 1/3. Nitro fouled Aereo, ref counted three, then awarded the DQ.
3) Ángel de Oro, Shocker, Super Porky b Averno, Ephesto, Olímpico
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Hijo del Fantasma b Pólvora [lightning]
Moved to the fourth match, which will probably be standard as long as they’re airing the first three on Terra but not this match. Phantom attack in 7:34 for the win.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b Kráneo, Namajague, Yujiro
Yujiro’s team took 1/3. He again challenged Terrible for the title and Terrible again accepted. This time, Terrible was strechered out after a tope from Yujiro, though he was able to come back in for the finish.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. b Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada
Dragon Rojo submitted Sombra in the third.
In addition to having all eight edecanes, Estrellita, Tiffany, Lluvia (with a knee brace), Dalis, Luna and Lady Afrodita appeared to take photos before the show and dance during the show (much like the men for Mother’s Day, though the men weren’t all feuding.)
This was the first show where the first three matches were streamed live on Terra.com.mx. I didn’t get to watch the video as much as I would’ve liked (because trying to record it distracted me – we’ll get to that), but the quality of the video was great. Nearly TV quality, about as good as we’ll see next week when this airs on 52MX and without the aspect ratio goofiness. The announcers were the usual 52MX broadcast team – Julio Cesar Rivera, Juan Carlos Castellanos and Miguel Linares – doing the commentary live. They used basic graphics, but had replays and overall looked better than most iPPVs. It greatly helps that they’re doing this from Arena Mexico, and not a building being used for a taping for the first time, but it was impressive how it looked little different from a normal TV show, just on the internet and live.
The stream itself was impressive, though not in a way which helps up. It’s not just video being shot to the web, but a stream with a security mechanism. I’m not an expert on this (and couldn’t figure out what token my stream software needed to work), but it already seemed like something very secure and hard to pass around the link if they wanted to restrict it to logged in users. It seemed like something which would very much be usable for, say, steaming Anniversario on the internet. We don’t know if CMLL or Terra would want to, and we don’t know if CMLL’s myriad TV deals allow them to do such a thing (it’s instructive that they didn’t or couldn’t air matches set for 52MX tonight), but they have the tool to do so.
La Mascara defeated Mephisto to keep the Mexican Light Heavyweight Championship.
AAA’s TV announced a three way tag match for TripleMania. Three broken up teams – Hart Foundation 2.0 (Jack Evans & Teddy Hart), Familia de Tijuna (Extreme Tiger & Halloween) and Hermandad 187 (Psicosis & Joe Lider) – will face off with the losing team immediately going into a hair vs hair or hair vs mask match. My guess is we’ll end up with an obvious explanation of why Halloween didn’t end up leaving with Damian and X-Fly after all, and the other two feuds continue on thru the second half of the year.
MV Productions told the newspapers they canceled their AAA Tijuana show this weekend because of the economy, though it seems to translate to a poor adavnce.
Rob has highlights of 09/12/11 CMLL Puebla, 10/21/11 CMLL and AAA 05/06/12. In the last one, Rob warns Cuervo that the Fabi romance didn’t go well for Billy’s career – but has anyone seen Oscar Sevilla since? What about poor Brandon? Maximo’s not the one with the kiss of death.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Lucha Libre in Japan
Taichi, fresh off a losing challenge for the IWGP Junior Tag Team Titles, challenged Prince Devitt for a shot for the (CMLL) NWA Historic Middleweight Championship. Devitt seemed to accept, though wanted some time recover a bit from his injuries. It could take place on the 07/01 AJPW/NJPW show or the following tour, and doesn’t seem a strong chance to be a title change.
- SuperLuchas #467 has TripleMania hype and Atlantis
- Ultimo Dragoncito talks about his family, and his family talks about Ultimo Dragoncito.
- LuchaMania Monterrey interviews ruda Rudeza Infernal
IWRG (THU) 06/21/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Templario vs Guerrero Mixtico
2) Dinamic Black & Golden Magic vs Alan Extreme & Imposible
3) Chicano, Dr. Cerebro, Trauma II vs Heddi Karaoui, Pete Powers, Shadow Phoenix
4) Danny Casas, Pantera, Veneno vs Bestia 666, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Súper Nova
5) Head Hunter vs Cien Caras Jr. [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Head Hunter is the champion
There are a lot of heavyweights on this show. Not good heavyweights, but definitely heavyweights. Semimain has rudos who are feuding, so go to Vegas and bet heavily on Pantera’s team.