Today’s Arena Mexico show is hyped as Mascara Dorada vs Averno; the two will soon be facing off in New Japan (and it wouldn’t be surprise if a title match between the two gets added to that tour.) The focus of this match should actually be on Polvora and Titan, who seem headed to a title match next week for the monthly fan appreciation show. Diamante and Diamante Azul team up for the first time on purpose in the semimain.
Mephisto and Sagrado are in the lightning match; it’s Sagrado’s fourth one in the last two months. Dunno how that works. Tercera is Triton, Pegasso, and Fuego vs Arkangel, Skandalo and Hooligan, which sounds like a match Mr. Cacao will sell on a DVD.
Dark Angel is still listed as working tonight in Arena Coliseo Guadalajara, but Apolo Dantes mentioned a few days ago that it’ll actually be Goya Kong.
SuperLuchas has an AAA interview with Machine Rocker, talking up his team and how they’ve been training for years. The interview says it was Machine Rocker who got the pin in their one televised match so far; I thought it was Soul Rocker, but was half confused on the names by the end of it. (It was the one who appeared to be Semental, I’m pretty sure.) It might have helped if AAA did anything at all to introduce the characters before throwing them out in a match. Maybe they’ll do it on Pinterest? There’s vague threats to “the team that claims to be the strongest in AAA”, which could be both Consejo and Psycho Circus depending on how you read it.
Speaking of frequent complaints about AAA’s presentation, here’s a promo from Drago to hype up his participation in the panamerican tournament taking place in Colombia next month. Has Drago ever spoken on AAA TV? Has AAA ever done internet only promos for their own company? (Maybe that time where Octagoncito was calling Octagon but couldn’t get him to pick up. And the fake shoot fight.)
In this week’s SuperLuchas, Trio Fantasma (Super Muneco, Super Raton, Super Pinocho) are interviews with the WWA Trios titles. Those haven’t been seen in a decade. They say they won them on 07/14 in Palenque de Tlaxcala in a decision match over Coco Rojo, Coco Amarillo and Coco Azul in a tournament that included “Los Dinamitas, Rayo de Jalisco y Rayman, and others” and was endorsed by Benjamin Mora. I have no record of a tournament like that, and think we probably would’ve heard if Rayo de Jalisco and Cien Caras were involved. Anyway, they’re defending the belts on 09/01 vs Black Terry, Scorpio and Shu el Guerrero on the next legend show.
The magazine has been running a multiweek feature on the last shows of Santo. This week, that included an interview with Hijo del Santo, who talked only about his father and not about anything else that might be going on. Later in the magazine, El Hijo del Santo’s lawyer maintains that the 10 sons of El Santo might have the right their father’s name, but Axel is a grandson so it doesn’t count (which seem to me would prevent Hijo del Santo’s son from being Nieto del Santo at the same time, but I’m no lawyer.) The lawyer says they’re still fighting it in court.
Besides not sharing his thoughts on new Mistico…
@luchablog Dragon Lee isSon of a BITCH
— Magnus (@VivaMagnus) August 27, 2012
…Magnus has been announced as working the semimain of the Mexico vs the World show on 09/30.
Rob has highlights of 08/14/12 CMLL.
- El Hijo del Medico Asesino on Tercera Caida. I haven’t watched this one yet, but it appears the story isn’t that he got cut, but that he decided he needed to come back to Mexico to learn more lucha libre to help him succeed, and generally evading questions about wrestling unmasked.
- Highlights from last week CMLL press conference.
- Drastic Boy and Aeroboy agreed to a mask match – with Ciclope, who has not yet agreed.
- Ringbelles has an interview with Taya Valkyrie about wrestling in AAA and her adjustment to Mexico.
- Silueta says she’s still REINA-CMLL International Junior champion, so the new REINA title wasn’t meant to replace hers.
- Q & A with Big Mama.
CMLL (SUN) 09/02/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Freesbe & Höruz vs Camorra & Ramstein
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Pequeño Halcón vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Delta, Fuego, Stuka Jr. vs Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
4) Estrellita vs Lady Apache [lightning]
5) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, La Sombra vs Ephesto, Euforia, Pólvora
6) Negro Casas vs Ángel de Oro [NWA WELTER]
Negro Casas is the champ
The main event story should be about Angel de Oro having learned enough to finally beat Negro Casas, but I’d be okay for it to take a couple more attempts.
Let the short lightning matches continues.
They’re really doing Namajague & Okumura vs Fuego & Stuka soon! Maybe next week! (Or they’re fooling me good.)
CMLL (SUN) 09/02/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Azteca de Oro & Indigo vs Demonio Rojo & Relampago Azul
2) Black Metal & Halcon de Plata vs Acertijo & Infierno
3) Esfinge & Metatrón vs In Memoriam & Mr. Trueno
4) Gallo & Smaker vs Artillero & Súper Comando
5) Hijo del Fantasma & Rush vs Mephisto & Rey Bucanero
IWRG (SUN) 09/02/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Radical vs Infierno Kid Jr.
2) Centvrión & Freelance vs Eita & The Mummy
3) Freyser, Golden Magic, La Cobra vs Carta Brava Jr., Chicano, Violencia Jr.
4) Relampago, Trauma II, Veneno vs Danny Casas, El Hijo del Medico Asesino, Heddi Karaoui
5) Negro Navarro & Trauma I vs Hijo de LA Park & Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.
Non-title main event with the tag team champs. I have strong guess at what next week’s main
Chicano is still on the tecnico side on Thursday. Dinamic Black and La Cobra should be on alert.
The return of the Mummy! I’m pretty sure I saw someone on the IWRG Facebook demanding such. Maybe they take requests, that’s a reason to sign up for Facebook right now.