CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 03/22/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Sensei b Akuma & Taurus
2) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
Tecnicas took 2/3.
3) Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura DQ Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr.
Namajague tried to get away with wearing his mask. Commission said no, Namajague started wrestling with it anyway, and the tecnicos pulled the mask off. Tecnicos won in straight falls, Namajague fouling Cometa in the second.
4) Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Diamante Azul, La Máscara, Shocker
Rudos took 1/3. Mr. Aguila beat Shocker with his feet on the ropes, as those two continue to feud.
5) La Sombra, Rush, Thunder b Averno, Mephisto, Terrible
Thunder’s Arena Mexico debut. He was pinned in the first fall, but helped the tecnicos take 2/3. Thunder pinned Terrible with a powerbomb in the third.
6) Atlantis DQ Último Guerrero
Atlantis used the Atlantida to take the first, Ultimo Guerrero also used the Atlantida to win in the second. UG went for a foul in the third, Atlantis blocked, and UG pulled his mask for the DQ.

CMLL’s also posted highlights of Thursday’s press conference, though they didn’t include the title match contract signing.

El Hijo del Santo’s TxT show today. He’s been doing a lot of mainstream press for the show this past week. Santo still gets the respect of an important top star by those who casually follow lucha libre and needs all he can get from that. I checked tickets last night, and could’ve bought one in the third row. In one interview, Santo specifies this is the first of eight shows scheduled for this year, and blames CMLL cutting ticket prices hurting the DF market. CMLL hasn’t done the Fan Appreciation cheap ticket price deal much in the last year, but I’d imagine it’s coming back at least for the Kid’s Day show next month. There’s been no hype  of Nieto del Santo in any interview; perhaps his impending debut is being saved for today’s show.

Guerrero Maya Jr. was very interested to hear about Black Terry coming to CMLL, for the Arena Coliseo Anniversary show.  Guerrero Maya Jr. notes he had a bitter rivalry with Terry back when he was known as Multifacetico, and would be very interested in getting one more match with him to end it for all. Black Terry is already booked for that show, but Maya put out an invitation for him to stick around a little longer.

The Gladiatores recap of Thursday’s night Fenix/Dinamic Black explains the finish might have not gone right. Dinamic Black gave Fenix a Canadian Destroyer, referee Grillo counted two, stopped, then counted three. No one was sure what that meant, so they did an armbar submission to make sure it was over.

CMLL Gaceta’s preview of Sunday’s Arena Coliseo show includes Rey Bucanero talking about his return from injury. The article calls him ex-NWA Light Heavyweight Champion, but he’s was never stripped of the title during his seven month absence as far as anyone can tell. Possibly just a typo.

Rob has highlights of 02/19/13 CMLL.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s Puebla card.

Konnan mentioned WWE’s the Miz Antonio Cesaro was coming to AAA at one point.

Abismo Negro passed away four years ago yesterday. R de Rudo picks five moments from Abismo Negro’s career.

Arena Lopez Mateos announced their 46th Anniversary show will take place on May 19th, with Canek and Blue Demon Jr.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 03/29/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Astral & Shockercito vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Morphosis, Olímpico, Vangelis
4) Máscara Dorada vs Rey Escorpión [lightning]
5) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máximo vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
6) Marco Corleone, Rush, Shocker vs Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Terrible

Shocker & Aguila are now feuding on Tuesdays and Fridays. Maybe a singles match on Friday April 12 (first week of Gran Alternativa) and a trios title match on a Tuesday?