taped 2012-06-30 @ Plaza de Toros La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz
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Archive for August 1st, 2012
AAA (TUE) 07/31/2012 Mexico City
1) Dinastía, Máscarita Divina, Mascarita Sagrada b Mini Monster Clown, Mini Murder Clown, Mini Psycho Clown
2) Drago & El Elegido b Dark Dragon & El Brazo
This show followed a press conference announcing AAA would take part in the Secretary of Health’s campaign against obesity, as part of a new “Lucha Libre contra la obesidad” program. Marisela Pena spoke for AAA, with Elegido & Mesias announced as spokesperson for the campaign (and La Parka & Cibernetico also there.) They will run 11 events as part of the program from August 5 to November 19; not sure if that’s the TV tapings or something else. Photos from the show are here.
Amusing to put El Brazo in the main event of an anti-obesity show. He did lose, point made!
AAA’s doing a parade around Mexico City today as part of the week of promotion for TripleMania
CMLL (TUE) 07/31/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Kaiser Sports]
1) Bengala & Robin b Camorra & Cholo
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Lluvia, Luna Mágica b Amapola, La Seductora, Lady Afrodita
Lluvia pinned Amapola. Poor Amapola. Luna Magica was shaken up by a shot to the head.
3) Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel b Hombre Bala Jr., Rey Cometa, Super Halcon Jr.
Rudos took 1/3, Raziel beating Rey Cometa.
4) Hijo del Fantasma b Virus [lightning]
Phantom Attack in 6:46.
5) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado b Black Warrior, Niebla Roja, Vangelis
Tecnicos took 1/3, Sagrado pinning Warrior.
6) La Máscara, Super Porky, Titán b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
Tecnicos took 2/3.
- Atlantis & Diamante Azul are strategizing for their tag team title challenge. Hilariously, they’re totally unconcerned with Dragon Rojo but worry Ultimo Guerrero may have try some tricks.
- La Parka says he’s not worried about Consejo, because “AAA always comes out ahead.” Must be watching a different show.
- Lucha 2000 #631 has Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. vs Dr. Wagner Jr.
- Viva Lucha Libre will be shown at a film festival in September.
- A lucha libre school in Washington state.
- An odd goal celebration.
Lucha Libre in Japan
08/01 NJPW: [G1] Rush b Hirooki Goto with the double underhook piledriver in 8:02
Rush is in first place! End the tournament now! This was the one win Rush was surely getting. It was a rematch of the FantasticMania match Rush lost but did well enough to earn this spot, and the obvious way to give him a credible win before he starts losing a lot. Rush has Lance Archer on Friday, another decent chance at a win.
CMLL (MON) 08/06/2012 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Black Tiger vs King Jaguar & Policeman
2) Aereo, Astral, Pequeño Halcón vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior
3) Pegasso, Sensei, Starman vs Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Virus
4) Triton vs Namajague [lightning]
5) Diamante, Máximo, Sagrado vs Averno, Ephesto, Niebla Roja
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Volador Jr. vs Máscara Dorada, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero [Relevos Increíbles]
That’s an interesting main event. Sure seems like a setup to do Volador and Niebla agian. Also, Triton vs Namajague! I can’t believe this show isn’t being taped.
CMLL (TUE) 08/07/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Azteca de Oro & El Divino vs Relampago Azul & Thunder Boy
2) Soberano Jr. & Starman vs Èvola & Ráfaga
3) Javier Cruz Jr. & Sky Kid vs Artillero & Súper Comando
4) Black Metal, Leo, Smaker vs Pólvora, Raziel, Sangre Azteca
5) La Máscara & Máximo vs Mr. Niebla & Volador Jr.
And Volador and Niebla again. Hmmm.
CMLL (MON) 08/06/2012 Domo de la Feria de Leon
1) Eléctrico & Último Dragoncito vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Goya Kong, Lluvia, Marcela vs Amapola, La Comandante, Princesa Blanca
3) Delta, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
4) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Hijo del Fantasma vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) Mistico, Shocker, Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Mephisto
Not sure if I’m going to post every Mistico match here, but might as well for the early ones. Main event Titan! Misterioso and Sangre Azteca, who may or may not be feuding in the tercera is interesting too.
CMLL (TUE) 08/07/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Freesbe & Robin vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Fantasy, Niño de Acero, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Violencia
3) Molotov vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
4) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
5) Delta, Diamante, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
6) Diamante Azul, Titán, Valiente vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Titan’s Friday main event seem to have moved over to Tuesday. I’m okay with it when it’s that main event. Also, the annual Tuareg vs Cancerbero trios. They’re going to run out of Tuareg members by about 2014. Signo better win the lightning match.
Minis match would be Shockercito’s first match since January. He was listed in a match back in May, did not appear.
CMLL (WED) 08/08/2012 Parque Bicentenario, Morelia, Michoacan
1) Estrellita vs Amapola, Goya Kong, Tiffany, Lady Apache, La Comandante, Marcela, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis, Dark Angel [cibernetico]
2) Delta, Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada vs Misterioso Jr., Sangre Azteca, Skándalo
3) Blue Panther, Máximo, Shocker vs Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
4) Atlantis, Mistico, Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Euforia, Último Guerrero
And more main event Titan here. There are probably local matches on these cards – CMLL posted the Neza lineup, which did not include the locals and had some slight changes – but it’s not just Mistico who’s getting work on this show. If people turn out to see new Mistico, everyone’s going to get paid. There’s surely jealousy over Dragon Lee’s new spot, but also realization of how important it is for it to make it work.
- CMLL canceled last Friday’s Arena Mexico show. A nearby protest around the Televisa office closed off nearby streets, and CMLL pointed to that and “security” as reasons for the cancelation. The arena itself was still accessible; it would’ve been possible for CMLL to run a show, but with some nusiances. The Friday night show is a taping for Televisa and Fox Sports, and no announcement has been made (or is expected to be made) of what will air instead.
- the previous Friday night, Terrible broke glass over Rush’s head and challenged him to a hair match. Rush accepted a few days later, but the two will not interact for a month while Rush is off to Japan for the G1.
- Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. beat Dr. Wagner Jr. on the last TV taping prior to TripleMania. The idea was for a very similar visual, Mascara shattering a glass bottle over Wagner’s head just as his father had done to Perro Aguayo in 1995, but Mascara let go off the bottle and it just bounced off Wagner’s head. Mascara Jr. appeared confused as to what was next, and was directed to just pin Wagner by his father. The taping otherwise did not have much news beside the debut of a new rudo trio, the Devil Rockers.
- Kurt Angle was added to TripleMania, as Jeff Jarrett’s partner. The deal came together late enough that AAA didn’t announce it at the press conference for the show, but in TV interviews the following days. The promotion has been doing a lot of media work ahead of TripleMania, where plenty of expensive tickets remain.
- CMLL announced Tiffany and Marcela will square off in a hair match the same day as Mexico City. Their match will be taking place just after TripleMania gets started. CMLL declared it was just a coincidence that their match was scheduled the same day.
- The new Mistico continued to do interviews to promote his debut this Friday. Despite the CMLL programming committee saying Mistico would only be working their owned arenas and working in the middle of the card, Mistico is scheduled for daily matches around the country for at least first few weeks. CMLL’s been heavily promoting the Mistico debut this Friday on their television, by far the strongest build for anything since last year’s Mascara vs Averno’s mask (and arguable beyond that.) Misitco will team with Valiente and Angel de Oro (who had been offered the character) to face Euforia, Ephesto and Mephisto in his debut.
- The Lucha Libre Expo lineups were announced. CMLL, who’d been on the shows the last five years, will not put on a card this year. Depending on the source, CMLL either declined due to scheduling conflicts or because none of the promoters are being paid for their shows this year. CMLL will do autograph signings. AAA will tape TV from the expo on Sunday and the usual indy promotions will be putting on their usual shows, but the event is weaker this year.
- CMLL announced their Sunday shows in Guadalajara would move to 12:30 pm to avoid running against home team soccer games. It doesn’t quite make sense, since the team isn’t home every week, but is likely just another attempt to improve attendance.
- people who kept their titles: Dragon Rojo Jr., Cien Caras Jr., La Mascara, Prince Devitt. This is a sad list.
- a 50 man battle royal was announced. Medico Asesino Jr., last seen in FCW, will make his return to Mexico in this match.
- Metalico broke his leg, will be out until mid September
- Super Halcon Jr. won a title in Hidalgo, and Diamante did the same in Guadalajara, as CMLL comes closer to it’s apparent goal of a belt for everyone in the promotion.