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CMLL luchadors who’ve not had lightning matches

Over on twitter (link if embed fails like usual)

https://twitter.com/RobViper/status/306185648694521856

Most of the people who fit the list are minis, women, opening card guys or odd foreigners, all of who are much less likely to get lightning matches. I’ve bolded those who are not.

Acero
Aereo
Akuma
Brazo de Plata
Camaleon
Camorra
Espanto Jr.
Fantasy
Freesbe
Génesis
Goya Kong
Guerrero Negro Jr.
Herodes Jr.
Kráneo
La Comandante
La Seductora
Lady Afrodita
Leono
Marco Corleone
Morphosis
Nitro
Oro Jr.
Psicosis II
Que Monito
Shockercito
Silueta
Soberano Jr.
Stukita
Tama Tonga
Último Guerrero
Zayco
Zeuxis

Ultimo Guerrero is in surprising. He’s had plenty of singles matches that are essentially one fall and ten minutes, but none where that’s especially the rules. CMLL seems reluctant to put Marco Corleone in many singles matches, which I’m always disappointed by. Brazo de Plata in a singles match would be a bad idea. The Invasors have more often been in trios and Morphosis hasn’t been around much, but it seems odd Psicosis hasn’t had one. Nitro would’ve surely had one by now if he was healthy long enough.

Having a lightning match, and having a lighting match recently are two different things. Here’s the most recent dates for lightning matches for everyone who has had one:

Ramstein 2000-06-30
Tigre Blanco 2004-03-19
Black Warrior 2005-03-04
Bengala* 2005-03-11
Pequeño Universo 2000 2009-05-22
Hooligan 2009-05-29
Terrible 2009-09-11
Pequeño Halcón 2010-12-25
Rush 2011-02-25
Mistico II* 2011-11-04
Pequeño Violencia 2011-11-15
Blue Panther 2012-01-27
Pequeño Warrior 2012-03-16
Disturbio 2012-03-27
Ángel Azteca Jr. 2012-04-06
Arkángel de la Muerte 2012-06-03
Pequeño Nitro 2012-07-03
Princesa Sugheit 2012-07-22
Bobby Zavala 2012-07-23
Tiffany 2012-07-24
Felino 2012-08-03
Shocker 2012-08-05
Sensei 2012-08-13
Nosferatu 2012-08-13
Robin 2012-08-14
Artillero 2012-08-14
Luna Mágica 2012-08-20
Dallys la Caribeña 2012-08-21
Shigeo Okumura 2012-08-27
Estrellita 2012-09-02
Súper Comando 2012-09-17
Raziel 2012-09-21
Stuka Jr. 2012-10-02
La Sombra 2012-10-09
Volador Jr. 2012-10-09
Rey Bucanero 2012-10-19
Máximo 2012-10-19
Taurus (CMLL) 2012-10-22
Molotov 2012-10-28
Cancerbero 2012-10-28
Cholo 2012-10-29
Höruz 2012-10-29
Metatrón 2012-11-12
Mephisto 2012-11-16
Fuego 2012-11-18
Magnus 2012-11-19
Pierrothito 2012-11-20
Bam Bam 2012-11-20
Niebla Roja 2012-11-27
Skandalo 2012-12-02
Demus 3:16 2012-12-03
Vangelis 2012-12-04
Apocalipsis 2012-12-05
Amapola 2012-12-09
Inquisidor 2012-12-10
Super Halcón Jr. 2012-12-10
Máscara Dorada 2012-12-14
Pegasso 2012-12-18
Sangre Azteca 2012-12-18
Marcela 2012-12-23
Mercurio 2012-12-25
Valiente 2012-12-28
Mr. Águila 2012-12-28
Starman 2013-01-01
Namajague 2013-01-04
Stigma 2013-01-07
Rey Cometa 2013-01-08
Olímpico 2013-01-08
Diamante Azul 2013-01-11
Rey Escorpión 2013-01-11
Sagrado 2013-01-14
Último Dragoncito 2013-01-15
Hijo del Signo 2013-01-20
Hombre Bala Jr. 2013-01-20
Mr. Niebla 2013-01-25
Atlantis 2013-01-25
Princesa Blanca 2013-01-27
Dark Angel 2013-01-27
Titán (11) 2013-01-29
Euforia 2013-02-05
Metálico 2013-02-10
Virus 2013-02-10
Pólvora 2013-02-12
Guerrero Maya Jr. 2013-02-12
Hijo del Fantasma 2013-02-15
Dragón Rojo Jr. 2013-02-15
Puma King 2013-02-17
Astral 2013-02-18
Pequeño Olímpico 2013-02-18
Tiger 2013-02-19
Diamante 2013-02-19
Averno 2013-02-22
La Máscara 2013-02-22
Ephesto 2013-02-24
Ángel de Oro 2013-02-24
Negro Casas 2013-02-26
Delta 2013-02-26
Misterioso II 2013-03-03
Tritón 2013-03-03

* – switched characters since that last match

After the break, # of lightning matches per wrestler.

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Dinamic Black wins Welterweight championship, Mesias vs Texano in Puerto Rico

IWRG (SUN) 02/24/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, IWRG, The Gladiatores]
1) Epidemia & Ranchero b Fly Star & Galaxy
Ranchero’s debut, replacing Electro Boy. IWRG’s results still list Electro Boy, but it appears to be a rancher in a cowboy hat. Fly Star’s first match here since August.
2) Freelance & Hijo del Pantera b Alemán & Fulgore
Straight falls. It was announced this would be Pantera’s last match in Naualpan for the year – he’s heading to Japan for the next 10 months.
3) Alan Extreme, Cerebro Negro, Imposible b Centvrión, Chico Che, Golden Magic
In the third fall, Golden Magic gave Imposible a top rope martinete (!!!), but Cerbero Negro snuck in a foul on Centvrion.
4) Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Decnnis, Scorpio Jr. DQ Dr. Cerebro, Pantera, Trauma I, Trauma II
Tecnicos took 2/3. Bloody fight, Scorpio and Pantera feuding. Scorpio got caught fouling Pantera for the DQ.
5) Dinamic Black b Rayan [IWRG IC WELTER]
Rayan came in as champion. Dinamic Black’s gameplan appeared to be keeping Rayan on the mat. He got caught with a hold in the first, but came back with his own in the second. Third fall was more big moves. Dinamic Black survived a middle rope Devil’s Wings, and came back with a Spanish fly and a package piledriver to take the third and win the title. Rayan falls in second defense. Dinamic Black is 29th champion.

This is Dinamic Black’s second IWRG title win – he won the lightweight one prior.

Super X (SUN) 02/24/2013 Arena del Sur [Estrellas del Ring]
***Xplotion***
2) Tribal b Rhino, Zumbi, Vamper, Nortux
Astro de Plata was scheduled to be in this match.
3) Solar I b Negro Navarro
Both received plaques after the match.
4) Juventud Guerrera & Ricky Marvin b Eterno & Fenix (AAA)
match got a standing ovation.
5) Electroshock b Halloween
Hardcore brawl outside the ring. Electroshock avoided a Halloween top rope splash thru a table, pinned him, then put Halloween thru the table anyway.

The Mesias vs Texano Jr. title rematch is happening, but not in Mexico. The match has been announced for Puerto Rico’s WWL debut show on 04/21.

Valiente led his atomicos team to a win in Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi on Sunday. Lover Boy successfully defended the DF Heavyweight championship in the semimain.

Tonight’s Arena Puebla show has Pequeno Olimpico vs Astral for the CMLL Minis title, where Olimpico is expected to retain. Thunder returns to action in the main event.

Paraoniko is out of action because he had to undergo surgery to pull out glass shard deeply imbedded inside of him by a light tube. It seems like he was hurting for a while before they figured out what the problem was. Light tubes are dumb.

The TxT-ese show at Arena Loepz Mateos show this weekend is still on. It’s just not actually a Todo x el Todo promoted show, but a different promoter using their wrestlers (as is the case when they’ve been brought in outside of Mexico City; this is just the first time they’ve had another promoter use them in the metro area.)

Many CMLL luchadors, including Stuka are headed to Coliseo Reynosa on the Sunday after Dos Leyendas. That would be among Stuka’s first unmasked appearances, if he lost. Their Twitter account bills Hijo del Talisman as a CMLL luchador. The original Talisman is one of CMLL’s trainers, so it’s no surprise he’d have a son training to become to a luchador, and this might be a sign he’s close to a debut. The poster uses Dr. X’s picture for Ephesto for usual reasons.

There’s Cien Caras vs Mascara Ano 2000 vs Rayo de Jalisco match in Arena Santa Lucia Monterrey on 03/03

A Japanese site is selling unofficial CMLL handbooks, with artists drawing 14 lucahdors and I guess brief text pieces (in Japanese.) Maybe that’s more they were selling them, because the new Mephisto & Fuego covers are sold out.

A story on Peatónito, the Super Barrio of pedestrian rights.

Bill has highlights of 11/17/11 IWRG.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 02/28/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxie vs Araña de Plata
2) Ángel Del Amor & Mr. Leo vs Fulgore & Imposible
3) Black Terry, Chico Che, Freelance vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Eita, Tomahawk
4) Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro, Golden Magic vs Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Eterno
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Tinieblas Jr., Veneno vs Fuerza Guerrera, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Máscara Año 2000 Jr.

Tinieblas Jr. first appearance here in a couple years. Tomahawk’s debut.

CMLL (SUN) 03/03/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Freesbe & Oro Jr. vs Apocalipsis & Inquisidor
2) Acero, Bam Bam, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Diamante, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Puma, Sangre Azteca, Vangelis
4) Tritón vs Misterioso Jr. [lightning]
5) Fuego & Stuka Jr. vs Namajague & Shigeo Okumura [Arena Coliseo TAG]
Fuego & Stuka are champions, going for their ninth defense.
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Mistico vs Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla

Diamante Azul went a month between DF appearances (while still in GDL and Puebla), but seems to be on shows again starting last week.

Second challenge for Namajague & Okumura. We’ve heard Namajague is going home in March but we don’t know a date; it might be possible for Okumura and him to win the championships and lose them again quickly, but it seems unlikely (especially with Stuka in Reynosa on the 17th.) Cometa will be around to get involved in that match, if necessary. If Fuego & Stuka kept the titles, they’ll tie La Mascara for most defenses for a current champion, though Los Bombarderos have held their belts for much longer.

CMLL (SUN) 03/03/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & Meteoro vs Relampago Azul & Thunder Boy
2) Halcón de Plata, Metatrón, Smaker vs Évola, Exterminador, Gran Kenut
3) El Alteño & León Blanco vs Espectrum & Infierno
rematch from the previous Sunday
4) Ángel de Oro & Delta vs Niebla Roja & Tiger
5) Pólvora vs Máscara Dorada [CMLL WELTER]
Polvora is champion, going for his fourth defense

Mascara Dorada is the former champion and beat Polvora here in a singles match back on January 6th. Polvora is already scheduled to defend this title the night before in Sinola.

CMLL/NJPW FantasticaMania Day 3: 2013-01-20

Depsite being the biggest day of the show, the crowd seemed dead again here. There was good stuff here, but it was not the final day show the previous years had been. There was nothing on the level of Sombra/Volador or Mistico/Averno or the Apollo 33/Golden Lovers tag match the last couple years. They did the best they could to tell a story leading up and thru the main event, but they could’ve just not made it the main event.

This was the show where I figured out that a) SamuraiTV/NJPW must only have footage of CMLL’s big shows and that’s why some of the footage was odd (the establishing Titan shot is the one where he’s wearing half of Triton’s mask?) b) Samuari TV decided the June big show was Rey Escorion vs Black Warrior, and not the women’s match and c) they must’ve not sent the Busca en un Idolo footage over and that’s why Euforia didn’t have a video clip. He wasn’t on the other big shows. Useful factoids are what you come here for, totally.

taped 2013-01-20 @ Korakuen Hall
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