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CMLL (SUN) 02/10/2013 Arena Coliseo [@therealfredo, CMLL, ProWresBlog]
1) Bengala & Soberano Jr. b Espanto Jr. & Zayco ProWresBlog ProWresBlog Soberano interview
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Metatrón, Molotov, Stigma b Inquisidor, Nosferatu, Taurus ProWresBlog
tecnicos took 1/3
3) Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel b Hombre Bala Jr., Starman, Super Halcón Jr. ProWresBlog
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Virus b Metálico [lightningProWresBlog
Virus snuck in a foul on Metalico.
5) Blue Panther, Delta, Stuka Jr. DQ Averno, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis ProWresBlog
Quick opening fall, Stuka laying out Okumura with a tope while the other tecnicos beat the other tecnicos. Tecnicos took 1/3, Okumura fouling Stuka. They made hair vs mask challenges.
6) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush ProWresBlog
Rudos took 1/3 in a rematch from last week. Invasors issued a challenged for a title match next week, and Bufete accepted. Next week’s show is in Arena Mexico.

Kraneo said Telemundo was filming at the show for a special. (Not sure it was the show itself, might have just been footage for the usual documentary.)

CMLL (SUN) 02/10/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) El Tapatío & Índigo vs El Piraña & Relampago Azul
2) El Divino & Rayo De Plata b El Hippie & Évola
Hippie replaced Demonio Maya. Tecnicos took 1/3, with Hippie strangely laying on the mat and giving up in the third fall.
3) Espectrum, Mr. Trueno, Ráfaga b El Alteño, Halcón de Plata, León Blanco
Rudos took 2/3, Rafaga using a ref distraction to foul Alteno.
4) Diamante Azul & Máscara Dorada DQ Felino & Mr. Niebla
Tecnicos took 2/3, Niebla fouling Azul in the third.
5) La Sombra b Mephisto [NWA MIDDLE]
La Sombra kept the title by taking falls 1/3. Falls were about 3:05, about a minute, and 18:50. First defense.

Super Crazy was honored by the local government in Hidalgo for his international success this weekend, just before heading out on another international trip. Estrellas del Ring has photos, while Milenio has a lot of quotes. Crazy mentions he’s been offered work in both CMLL and AAA, but he’s declined the offers for now because they would prevent him from continuing to wrestle internationally on his own schedule. Crazy also says he’d prefer to wrestle more in Mexico and it’s a bit sad to leave so much, but that’s just how things go. (It’s left unsaid, but Crazy probably wouldn’t be traveling if he could get the foreign paychecks at home.) Super Crazy wants to improve his English in order to be booked more in the United States. Super Crazy is a rare luchador not to reflexively say Mexican wrestling is the best, stating here that Japanese wrestling is very good as well.

Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin did win the UWE World Tag Team belts this weekend. This is a good deal, it lets them do their tag team title matches even if they lose the GHC junior tag titles back in NOAH (assuming that ever happens.) I hate the useless championships which float around Mexico, but belts which keep Marvin & Crazy tied together are definitely not useless.

Texano Jr. says the situation with Dorian Roldan and Konnan on the last taping baffles him. You and me both, champ. On more pressing issues, Texano explains the deal with Argenis: Texano believes no one can beat him, so anyone can have a shot whenever they want and he’ll beat them. I don’t want to make any gross assumptions with AAA, but this is something that seems like it’ll backfire for Texano at some point. But with who? Maybe Toscano, though Texano downplays the issues and just says he wants Toscano to focus on their title match in Irapuato and not cost them another match.

AAA announced the taping after Irapuato will be in Domo de San Luis, San Luis Potosi, on March 3rd. That fits with this year’s pattern of taping every second week. Rey de Reyes is traditionally the weekend of 03/16 and it fits on the schedule to take place again at this time last year. There’s always a chance they could move it around.

La Nueva Espana has a slideshow of luchadors with brief bios. Things I learned:

  • Sangre Azteca’s original name was Relámpago Sureño (we’ve had it as Rayito Sureno), and he got this name by winning a tournament for TV (Promo?) Azteca 
  • Astral wrestled as Pequeno Oro, but changed his name because he wanted to be his own man and no one’s mini.
  • Polvora, who came up with his mask and name himself, says he plans on wrestling 15-20 more years. Look, I’m coming around on Polvora, but that doesn’t help!
  • Loco Max says (or repeats) he left CMLL because veteos on where he could work and the (low) percentage they were paying him.
  • Dark Dragon says he’s a Dragon because Dragon’s are symbols are evil. I’ve never really thought about Dragons that way.
  • Fabi Apache’s son is not interested in lucha libre so far and she hopes it says that way.
  • Demus’ family would not let him go to lucha libre shows for years, after he accidentally broke his grandmother’s nose at a show when he was six.

Not all of the bios have text bits (and a couple are in the wrong spots), but the pictures are nice too.

Rob has highlights of Mascara Dorada making things look much easier than they are, Black Tiger competing for world’s most complex armdrag, and Perros del Mal 05/01/10 in Tijuana.

SuperLucha #498 has Dorian and Konnan fired.

AAA has the second part of it’s videochat with Fabi Apache & Dark Cuervo.

An article on the Latin American tournament to take place in Chile, Brazil and Ecudador this week.

Axxel does not have a column in Record, but still wrote a column about his grandfather Santo.

Porra Fresa previews Rush vs Ultimo Guerrero, the greatest luchador in the world if you make sure to watch no more than 1 singles match of his per year.