Archive for March 17th, 2013

Hijo del Pirata loses his mask on V5’s retirement show, Pirata loses his hair in Prison Fatal

photo by Black Terry Jr.

 

V5 (SAT) 03/16/2013 Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)MT]
***Villano V retirement show***
1) Fresero Jr., Gallego, Mohicano, Romano Garcia b Corsario Negro Jr., Eragón, Extreme Boy, Pankratos
2) Eita, Fenix (AAA), Freelance, Mike Segura b Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Kaving, Kortiz
3) Barba Roja, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr., Scorpio Jr. b Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Heavy Metal, Pantera, Super Astro, Súper Muñeco TLDRAW Chessman, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Villano III
Rayman and Cien Caras Jr. were announced for this match, but pulled out to work TxT instead. Heavy Metal and Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. replaced them. Match finish announced as time limit draw. No time limit had been mentioned for any match in the lead up, and no specific time limit seems mentioned in the recaps of the match. Match was built around V3.
6) Cien Caras & Dr. Wagner Jr. b Solar I & Toscano [losers advance, quarterfinal]
seeding battle royal set up teams (and allowed Dr. Wagner Jr. and LA Park to tease a fight against each other.)
7) Máscara Año 2000 & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Casandro & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [losers advance, quarterfinal]
Rayo & Mascara fought after the match.
8) El Mesías & Mil Mascaras b Ray Mendoza Jr. & Villano IV [losers advance, quarterfinal]
9) LA Park & Universo 2000 b Súper Nova & Texano Jr. [losers advance, quarterfinal]
10) Solar I & Toscano b Casandro & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [losers advance, semifinal]
Casandro hurt his previously blown out knee on a dive.
11) Súper Nova & Toscano b Ray Mendoza Jr. & Villano IV [losers advance, semifinal]
Super Nova had his mask ripped, bled, and was in rough shape, but Toscano got away with a foul to win.
12) Ray Mendoza Jr. & Villano IV b Casandro & Hijo de Pirata Morgan [losers advance, final]
Casandro pinned V4 with a huricanrana. Mendoza beat Pirata & Casandro by himself to give himself the big win on his self promoted retirement show. Hijo del Pirata Morgan was announced as Antheus Ortiz Chaves (spelling of first name varies depending on source), 21 years of age, 7 years a lucahdor. Cassandro got his hair cut, but not shaved off. Pirata Family attacked after the match, and they were run off by the Villano Family.

This was an expensive party to throw for yourself. Not a well attended one either; the floor seems full, but most of the first balcony seems empty and there’s no one past that. Names of previous eras don’t seem to draw on their own, mask and hairs matches for no particular reason don’t seem to draw.

CMLL (SUN) 03/17/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Camaleón & Leono b Espanto Jr. & Herodes Jr.
Not shown on Terra.
2) Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Hooligan b Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Super Halcón Jr.
tecnicos take fall 1, rudos dropkicked Hombre in the backside so hard that his head banged into ring post in the second, and he was quite hurting the rest of the way. Hooligan beat him with the Hooligan Crash in the third.
3) Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Skándalo b Diamante, Metálico, Tritón
Tecnicos took the first, including Metalico submitting Signo with nudo. Tuareg did Tuareg things to win the second fall, including a Skandalo Driver. Signo attacked Metailco between falls. Diamante beat Metailco with the low blow corner doprkick and Nitro powerbombed Diamante, Triton took Nitro out with an Asai moonsault, and Metalico submitted Signo for the win.
4) Fuego b Sangre Azteca [lightning]
Fuego won with the Flashina cradle in 7:13
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, La Máscara b Averno, Kráneo, Misterioso Jr.
Rudos took fall 1, tecnicos took fall 2 – Averno ripped up a girl’s sign, and Mascara avenged her with a campana. Averno took the card and tries to use it, but Edgar was able to pull it away. Tecnicos – Mascara with a ranita on Misterioso & Azul with a ‘rana on Kraneo – won fall 3 clean.
6) Euforia, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Mistico
Sombra tried to attack Volador before the mach but ended up taking the worst of it. Rudos beat Mistico with what was supposed to be a press slam to a double gutbuster, but took a knee to the face. Tecnicos came back in a short second fall for the win. Final came down to Volador and Sombra, with Volador snapping, attacking referee Maya, and fouling Sombra for the DQ. Volador stormed off without saying anything post match, while Sombra challenged for a mask match. Crowd was much more reception to Mistico, cheering him over Volador, than they had been previously.

It still seems like there’s something coming with Metalico and Hijo del Signo, but they didn’t loudly signal anything here. Arena Coliseo Anniversary show  is in two weeks (which may have been a reason this show took place in Arena Mexico this week, since that’s a more usual Sunday Arena Mexico date.)

Second match was good and the Arena Coliseo Tag Team titles clearly needs to end up with either Hombre Bala & Super Halcon or Disturbio & Bobby Zavala. And both those teams still need names.

IWRG (SUN) 03/17/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Araña de Plata & Fulgore b Dr. Diabolico & Galaxi
Dr. Diabolico replaced Mr. Leo.
2) Ángel Del Amor & Saruman b Avisman & Imposible
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Chico Che, Golden Magic, Veneno b Apolo Estrada Jr., Black Terry, Tomahawk
Tecnicos took 2/3, with Veneno and Apolo somewhat feuding (but mostly fooling around.)
4) Dinamic Black b Carta Brava Jr. [IWRG IC WELTER]
Dinamic Black is champion. Seconds were Apolo Estrada and Golden Magic. Apolo got thrown out in the third fall for stomping on Golden Magic on the outside. Attempt at first defense.
5) Pirata Morgan L Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and Máscara Año 2000 Jr. and Cien Caras Jr. [cage, mask, hair]
Rayo was first out, followed by Cien Caras Jr. Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 and Pirata Morgan Jr. both climbed into the cage to interfere, escaped, and then fought on top of the cage. Mascara Ano 2000 r. got over the top, so he got the win. Dinamitas took Hijo del Pirata’s mask.

I was watching the chat and AAA results thru this show, but I thought the title match was good. Main event pushed more Dinamitas/Piratas issue. Everyone, announced and luchadors, noted how it was a bad week for the Piratas.

This show was pretty well attended. I think the Villano V show would have looked pretty full in this size of building.

Guadalajara & El Signo retirement (which also looked well attended) results will be in tomorrow post. AAA results are below and will get the usual solo post when they’re on their posted.

CMLL (SAT) 03/16/2013 Gimnasio Municipal, Ciudad Juarez [CO]
1) Bombita, Cachorro, Nemesis (Ciudad Juarez) b Estrella Roja, Ganser, Misterio (Ciudad Juarez)
2) Principe Rebelde, Scorpio 2000, Vary b Alacrán De Durango, Angel Negro, Milagroso
3) Fuego (Ciudad Juarez), Peluchin Maldad, Romano (Ciudad Juarez) b Delta Jr., Ghost Rider (Ciudad Juarez), Golden Star (Ciudad Juarez)
4) Crazy 32, Crazy 33, Rocky Star b Cinta De Oro, Samuray (Ciudad Juarez), Ultimo Samuray
5) Princesa Guerrera & Tiffany b Baby Star & Estrellita
Estrellita & Tiffany replaced Marcela & Amapola
6) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pagano, Último Guerrero b Aereo (Ciudad Juarez), Ángel de Oro, Máscara Dorada
Mascara Dorada did the rope walking bit before the match.

Attendance looked to be 1,000. Show sounded good.

Mistico, Shocker and Tigre del Ring defeated Chicano, Mr. Niebla and Felino in the re-inauguration of Coliseo Chihuahua on Saturday. Locals Puma Balderrama, Tormento Chino II, Apache de Chihuahua, Danny Alavarez and Carmelinda were the first inductees into their new hall of fame.

Yahoo Deportes! posted post match videos of bald Amapola & defeated Fiebre Amarilla talking about their losses, plus Cometa & Stuka talking about their wins, and Rayo de Jalisco Sr. saying he doesn’t go to wrestling any more.

DTU announced Juvi will work their March shows, and their DF stop will be at Super X’s Arena Sur.

Rob has highlights of mid September 2002 CMLL,

Bill has highlights of 01/19/12 IWRG and TXT 04/29/12, plus a weird Pierroth video.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

REINA says CMLL drew 12,000 fans for Dos Leyendas. That’s possible.

Promo for next Friday’s CMLL show features Diamante Azul and mentions the debut of Thunder.

Eric R of Segunda Caida reviews CMLL 02/09/13

Photos with the Infierno Rockers are the best photos.

A visitor to Mexico City goes to see lucha libre for the first time, with the girlfriend of one of the luchadors – at a IWRG FILL show! I think they’re ruined for all other lucha.

2013 Rey de Reyes live coverage

Tonight’s show starts at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time local (7:00 pm Central Daylight Time elsewhere.) I’ll have results here and on Twitter, and we’ll be talking about it in the chat below.

Other places for live info

  • There is no live video or audio broadcast
  • AAA will post live results on it’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Hopefully elsewhere?

AAA TV (SUN) 03/17/2013 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey
***Rey de Reyes, 2013***

1) Daga b Juventud GuerreraFénixCrazy Boy [AAA FUSION, final]
Moved to the opener. New. title. Daga beat Crazy, Daga beat Juvi, Fenix beat Daga to win the title.
2) Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker b Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
Rockers powerbombed Monster thru a table for the win.

3) El Mesías b Heavy MetalLa ParkaParka NegraOctagónPentagón Jr. [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Group 2 was the first group to have a match. No reason. Pentagon Jr. pinned Octagon, Metal pinned Pentagon Jr., Mesias pinned Heavy Metal, Mesias & Parka Negra beat Parka, and Mesias beat Parka Negra for the win.

4) LA Park b Jack EvansVillano IVPsicosisDragoChessman [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Second group to happen, though referred to as group 3. Chessman pinned Drago, Jack & Psicosis were next out (double pin?), V4 pinned Chessman after a LA Park chair shot, and LA Park beat V4 to advance.

Marisela Pena announced her decision: AAA will split into two groups:

  • “AAA Fusion”, lead by Joaquin (Mexico group)
  • “AAA Evolution”, lead by Dorian (eventual US group)

Rosters will be split.

5) Canek b el Hijo del Perro AguayoCibernéticoElectroshockSilver KingToscano [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]
Canek was announced as the mystery person for this match. Toscano’s elimination was not mentioned but is believed to be first. Electroshock pinned Silver King. Perro and Cibernetico were both eliminated. Canek beat Electroshock to win.

6) Fabi Apache b Mari ApacheTaya ValkyrieLuFisto [Reina De Reinas, final]
Vacant title. LuFisto beat Mary, Faby pinned Taya (after a missed moonsault), and Faby beat LuFisto to win the title. It’s her second reign.

Perro demanded Joaquin Roldan give him a hair match with Cibernetico, or he’ll leave AAA. Cibernetico accepted, and the match is set for TripleMania. Tickets go on sale MONDAY. The two fought more backstage – Ozz & Cuervo were visible with Cibernetico.
7) Texano Jr. b Blue Demon Jr. [AAA HEAVY]
Texano Jr. is champion and beat Demon to keep the title. Third defense (first announced prior to the show). Demon gave him credit for the win, but suggested a mask vs hair match for TripleMania. (Unlikely.)
8) El Mesías b CanekLA Park [Rey de Reyes, final]
Canek was eliminated first (and seemingly quickly), and Mesias beat LA Park for the win and the sword.

We’ll also be watching the CMLL Sunday show on Terra.com.mx. (This’ll be linked as soon as they post it.)

CMLL (SUN) 03/17/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Camaleón & Leono b Espanto Jr. & Herodes Jr.
Not shown on Terra.
2) Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Hooligan b Hombre Bala Jr., Magnus, Super Halcón Jr.
tecnicos take fall 1, rudos dropkicked Hombre in the backside so hard that his head banged into ring post in the second, and he was quite hurting the rest of the way. Hooligan beat him with the Hooligan Crash in the third.
3) Hijo del Signo, Nitro, Skándalo b Diamante, Metálico, Tritón
Tecnicos took the first, including Metalico submitting Signo with nudo. Tuareg did Tuareg things to win the second fall, including a Skandalo Driver. Signo attacked Metailco between falls. Diamante beat Metailco with the low blow corner doprkick and Nitro powerbombed Diamante, Triton took Nitro out with an Asai moonsault, and Metalico submitted Signo for the win.
4) Fuego b Sangre Azteca [lightning]
Fuego won with the Flashina cradle in 7:13
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, La Máscara b Averno, Kráneo, Misterioso Jr.
Rudos took fall 1, tecnicos took fall 2 – Averno ripped up a girl’s sign, and Mascara avenged her with a campana. Averno took the card and tries to use it, but Edgar was able to pull it away. Tecnicos – Mascara with a ranita on Misterioso & Azul with a ‘rana on Kraneo – won fall 3 clean.
6) Euforia, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Mistico
Sombra tried to attack Volador before the mach but ended up taking the worst of it. Rudos beat Mistico with what was supposed to be a press slam to a double gutbuster, but took a knee to the face. Tecnicos came back in a short second fall for the win. Final came down to Volador and Sombra, with Volador snapping, attacking referee Maya, and fouling Sombra for the DQ. Volador stormed off without saying anything post match, while Sombra challenged for a mask match. Crowd was much more reception to Mistico, cheering him over Volador, than they had been previously.

Chat is closed. Thanks for coming out.

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2013 AAA Rey de Reyes preview.

live coverage schedule: Rey de Reyes starts at 5pm local. Due to Daylight Savings Time, that’s 6pm Central. It’s the same time as CMLL’s broadcast on Terra.com.mx AAA’s been much improved about with their live updates, but it’s still only text updates every 15 minutes. (There is no known audio or video ways to see this show outside of being in the building, or waiting until it starts airing on TV on March 30th.) We’ll probably end up talking about the CMLL show as much.

There’s less to actually preview for Rey de Reyes. Part of the reason is just the  way I do things – I did a sort of preview 12 days ago. The more important reason is this just isn’t as consequential a show as Dos Leyendas. It should draw well, but CMLL’s show was designed to be an end point in some ways, while AAA’s show is a milestone onto something bigger. TripleMania is a place where big feuds get resolved, but it’s rare the big issues even get teased ending elsewhere. Heroes Inmortales’ big match was ‘a lot of guys in a cage’ and Guerra de Titanes big match was ‘a lot of guys in a cage’. There is no cage tonight, it’s the different ‘a lot of guys in a tournament that may not mean anything.’

AAA TV (SUN) 03/17/2013 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey
***Rey de Reyes, 2013***
1) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker

The pattern of late is Uro Rocker distraction leads to Rockers winning, and beating up the Clowns. This match – the same match that was important enough to main event the Fusion taping but is an opener here – may not even air, so there’s no real reason to do anything different. These guys will have plenty of practice against each other by the time they finally get to the title match (TripleMania?)

The Rey de Reyes tournament

a brief checklist of recent winners and recieved mega title shots

2008: Zorro – Yes, at TripleMania
2009: Electroshock – Yes, but not until the following year’s Rey de Reyes
2010: Chessman – No.
2011: Extreme Tiger – No.
2012: Perro Aguayo Jr. – Yes, at TripleMania

The winner of the tournament hasn’t been brought up much if it at all. Easiest way to look is if a minor guy wins the tournament, they’ve got other plans for the title match (and might come back to him later on.) If a major guy wins, then he will get the title shot.

2) Canek, el Hijo del Perro AguayoCibernéticoElectroshockSilver KingToscano [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]

Canek is in possession of a reality distortion field which makes people believe it’s about 1985 whenever he’s around. He and Cibernetico have feuded back to the early days of Cibernetico’s career (which Cibernetico was a big muscle guy who won all the time but none thought he was much good in the ring; a lot has changed.) Perro should just offer Canek a PdM t-shirt to start the mach. Those three should cancel themselves out, Silver King and Toscano should cancel each other out, and Electroshock wins because they like Electroshock.

3) El Mesías, Heavy MetalLa ParkaParka NegraOctagónPentagón Jr. [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]

I love Pentagon Jr., but I have no idea who he’s supposed to be working with here now. Parka Negra is a friend (so they’ll fight for no reason, because that’s the way AAA works), Octagon & Heavy Metal should not be trusted, La Parka is well aware of his limitations. I don’t know that Pentagon Jr. and Mesias works together, but that’s what they need to try. Parka Negra has come off as just a guy – that’s a big problem with introducing new acts at Guerra de Titanes every year, the new car smell wears off while you’re still airing Best Of shows – but it wouldn’t be unreasonable for him to win. I still think Mesias has the best shot here.

4) LA Park, Jack EvansVillano IVPsicosisDragoChessman [Rey de Reyes, semifinal]

This match is not improved by having Villano IV in it, but it is the best chance for a good match out of all these blocks easily. This is also the place where an inexplicable Jeff Jarrett appearance might occur, but Jeff’s Twitter account sounds like he’s home today. That leaves no one really able to stop LA Park (though it means 3 sort of tecnicos in the finals.)
5) Juventud Guerrera, DagaFénixCrazy Boy [AAA FUSION, final]
vacant title

I’m not sure why this tournament needed to happen to have this match. Daga is champion. Juvi is the last champion who was never beaten for the title (and made sure we all knew that on Tercera Caida), Fenix has been gesturing for title belt matches for the last month and even Crazy Boy is probably designated as a cruiserweight even though he’s seems to have increased his fighting weight on this return. The whole tournament was sort of cruiserweight guys, but these finals are even more specifically a cruiserweight title match without the proper title.

I understand the point of this is to have a title which could be defended on FUSION, but couldn’t the Cruiserweight title just be that title? It ought to be defended some place! This is going to be the same style of match – lots of moves, lots of pinfall breaks up for no reason (if it’s an elimination match, you want to see other people eliminated, you don’t care who eliminates them, I can’t believe I have to explain this) – and a couple crazy spots which don’t lead to eliminations for no particular reason. I think this is Crazy Boy’s title, because the other three could be messing with other title, but I don’t know that it matters much.
6) Fabi Apache, Mari ApacheTaya ValkyrieLuFisto [Reina De Reinas, final]
vacant title

Regardless of the reasons Sexy Star gave up this title, they still allowed her to go on TV and do a promo where she go to vacate this title while still declaring she was better than anyone who might hold their title. This was the same week where Dorian and Konnan were being sent packing by the entire lockerroom. I didn’t think there was enough revenge there, but   Sexy Star was allowed to leave with zero revenge by the tecnicas. Sexy Star is pregnant and she should not have done a match if she didn’t feel comfortable doing one, but couldn’t she have been at least fired as well?

There’s two possible answers. There’s always weirdness that prevents Faby Apache and Sexy Star from losing to each other in a big match, so maybe this is just how they’re getting the title back to Faby this time. The other solution is the title is staying on the ruda side, and they didn’t want a ruda vs ruda match. I’m thinking the latter actually the correct one this time, because Faby challenging for the title is the easiest way to go in the future. Mary already has a title. I didn’t think LuFisto’s debut was good until the final minutes of that match, but she’s better than Taya and they’ve already teased a match between LuFisto and Faby in the future. Might as well go with her.

7) Texano Jr. vs Blue Demon Jr. [AAA HEAVY]
Texano Jr. is champion. Third defense (first announced prior to the show)

Texano as champion seems to be working okay. He’s been positioned as a secondary act so far, which isn’t great, but this title match will help. If he can get away from Psycho Circus feuds and wrestle in the actual top matches going forward, that’d be a help too. the fans take him seriously. There’s no reason for him to lose the title this early, though some sort of weirdness on the finish to allow Demon to save some face should be expected.

This is Demon’s biggest singles match since the 2002 matches with Hijo del Santo matches in Arena Mexico. He’s had other singles matches, he’s been NWA champion, but this is the biggest audience in a long time. Texano’s title win at Guerra de Titanes was as important for proving he could wrestle main event matches as it was to actually win the title. This is the same match, but for Blue Demon. Those who have worked with Blue Demon Jr. the last few years seem to really believe in him; he’s got a chance here to sway some of us doubters.

8) Group 1 Winner vs Group 2 Winner vs Group 3 Winner [Rey de Reyes, final]

I’ve got Electroshock, Mesias and LA Park, and do not like how looks now that I’ve actually written it. This is the one tournament Mesias hasn’t won yet, so him taking it and moving on to a title rematch at TripleMania is the easiest answer.

Roldans!

The Marisela Pena decision on Dorian & Konnan’s firing hasn’t been promoted much online or on the poster, but it’s been brought up on TV the last few weeks. This surely will get Dorian and Konnan back around, and maybe the way to start a roster split for the eventual US group.

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