Archive for April 27th, 2013

05/24 AAA Evolucion Lineup (Tampico)

AAA Evolucion (FRI) 05/24/2013 Auditorio Municipal de Tampico
1) Freelance, Mamba, Saturno vs Carta Brava Jr., Eita, Mike Segura
2) Faby Apache, Flamita, Octagoncito vs Eterno, Mini Charly Manson, Taya Valkyrie
3) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Angélico & Jack Evans
4) Escoria, Fénix, La Parka vs Daga, Parka Negra, Pentagón Jr.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King, Villano IV
6) Cibernético vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Air Date:  05/30, 06/06 and 06/13? The UTDN has to be going at least half Evolucion, if only because they have taped too much TV for it not to be. I am not prepared for a situation where I’m writing about 2 more hours of lucha libre TV a week. The AAA chart has been completely redone, going with what they’ve said about each taping instead of trying to make guesses.

KrisZ found this last night. Poster from SuperLuchas post.

Odds of that main event ending cleanly are 500000000:1.

Villano IV, the Rick Rude of 2013 lucha libre, is apparently the newest member of El Consejo. It’s a definitely a different combination to face the Psycho Circus.

There’s still no giveaways about big TripleMania matches, which means they’re probably either involving people who aren’t around (TNA, Japan, whatever) or just not big matches. Parka and Parka Negra still matched up, Fenix and Pentagon Jr. the same. Those two pairs are on the same brand post TripleMania, so this is just part way in a long run of those matches. Hope they’re good!

Jack Evans! Still in AAA! Oddly fighting tecnicos!

Lots of IWRG participation in the undercard. I believe they’ve been doing WWE-like tryouts before the shows with guys before the DF shows (and maybe other shows), and you can see which ones impressed. Whatever it takes to get Freelance vs Suicida, though I’d prefer to see Red Bird Junior. Saturno didn’t do a tryout, he’s the last QPPLC winner making his TV debut. (A 2013 QPPLC final is going to be very weird, when it turns out half the finalists are already booked on AAA TV.) Eita jumping to AAA instead of going back to Dragon Gate would be very amusing, but this is probably just an extra booking for him. There’s no real consistency with the early match guys on being tecnico or rudo. All these tapings i confusing for a person on the outside trying to make sense of it, but it sure is giving some good people some extra matches.

The Durango taping, which happens two tapings before this one, is the only announced May taping we don’t have a lineup for yet. That’ll probably turn up in the next couple of days.

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Rey Cometa takes Namajague’s hair, Boby Zavala wins Gran Alternativa, Averno defeats Mistico

photo by CMLL

CMLL (FRI) 04/26/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
***Arena Mexico 57th Anniversary***
1) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Skándalo b Metálico, Sensei, Soberano Jr.
Metalico and Signo appear to still be feuding.
2) Ephesto, Felino, Mephisto b Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
3) Boby Zavala & Rey Escorpión b Atlantis & Hombre Bala Jr. [Gran Alternativa, final]
Bobby Zavala got a Revolucinarios sombrero to go with his Rey Escorpion t-shirt. Team Zavala took falls 1/3 to win the tournament. Small trophies were handed out.
4) Rey Cometa b Namajague [hair]
Seconds were the same partners from Dos Leyendas, Okumura & Stuka. Japanese jumped Cometa, and Namajague took fall 1 with a powerbomb. Cometa came back with a stage moonsault and an armbar to take fall 2. After a long third fall, Cometa landed the 450 splash to take Namajague’s hair. Namajague did not fight the decision, and had his hair cut off.
5) Averno b Mistico [MEX WELTER]
Moved to the semimain. Finals of a cibernetico last week to determine a new champion. Seconds were Sombra & Mephisto. Mistico got a good early start, but was put down by a Devil’s Wings in the first. Mistico came back with an armabr (La Mistica II) in the second. Third fall was very long, but ended in what was expected – a La Mistico. However, Tirantes was distracted, and the rudos conspired to foul Mistico. Averno covered him and won the championship. 71st champion. Averno is the 71st known champion.
6) Terrible, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Rush
Moved to main event and wrapped up quick because the other matches went long. Rudos took 1/3, Rush fouling Terrible in the third.

I had Mephisto fouling Mistico last night based on RadioCMLL, but the pictures show it was Averno.

Attendance was at regular show levels. Maybe even less than that. The fans who swell CMLL from 4,000 to 12,000 see Arena Mexico as the cathedral of lucha libre, but they’re also the people who only show up at their church on the big holidays. Tonight wasn’t Christmas or Easter to them.

AAA tapes tonight in Chilpancingo. The poster lists it as an Evolucion taping, but it seems to have more stars like a full TV taping than the single brands ones. The Cibernetico/Perro feud continues in the main event, but it’s also about time for AAA to start pointing the way towards some of the other matches on TripleMania.

Todo x el Todo also returns for it’s monthly show. The main event is a La Migra versus a trio of Mexican rivals: Hijo del Santo, Hijo del Solitario, and Dr. Wagner Junior. My hunch is the Mexicans can not get along and La Migra escapes with a win. LA Park hasn’t been mentioned since the press conference but teased he’d make an appearance here as well. They’re also building towards Shu el Guerrero vs Super Muneco, for some reason.

CMLL 52MX is airing the top 3 matches from last Sunday.

Pequeno Black Warrior is running a show this Sunday to help offset costs of operations for his special needs daughter. He’s got a good lineup.

Rey Escorpion defeated Morelos luchador Criss Boy in a hair vs hair match this past Saturday.

Rob has highlights of 03/01/08 AAA.

Bill has highlights of 03/22/12 IWRG.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL Gaceta previews Sunday’s Arena Mexico card.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s card.

Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero heads to Tijuana on 05/31. They’re the young guys working the semimain under Mil Mascaras &  Rayo de Jalisco vs Canek & Cien Caras (appears to be Cien Caras Jr.)

Lineup for a Kid’s Day show Saturday includes Cisne, who I haven’t seen mentioned since he dropped out of CMLL.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 05/03/2013 Arena Mexico
***Atlantis 30th Anniversary***
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
4) Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) Atlantis vs Averno
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Thunder vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Bobby Zavala celebrates his win by getting the week off. That’s different. Only the Cometa/Namajague feud is followed up on (and there’s maybe still one more match to go with that, because they Okumura & Namajague still have the Arena Coliseo Tag Team championship.) Opener looks very good.

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