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CMLL (FRI) 05/10/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Pegasso & Stigma b Guerrero Negro Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Goya Kong, Marcela, Silueta b La Seductora, Mima Shimoda, Tiffany
Mima’s first match here since November. Tecnicas took 1/3.
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Valiente b Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
Tecnicos took 1/3. Valiente & Hijo del Fantasma, both in the upcoming tournament, worked toether to get the win.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr. b Ángel de Oro [lightning]
Dragon Rojo Dragon Bomb in 7:35.
5) Blue Panther, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada DQ Boby Zavala, Comandante Pierroth, Rey Escorpión
Debut for the new Pierroth, with his Comando Caribeno. Pierrothito threw a cookie sheet or platter to Pierroth, who hit La Mascara with it for the DQ.
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Mistico DQ Gran Guerrero, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
Gran Guerrero’s debut. Rudos DQed for Volador taking Sombra’s mask.

They did the male dance bit, as usual for Mother’s Day, before the fifth match. Matches 2 & 6 were taped for Fox Sports.

Gran Guerrero and Pierroth were both said to look bad. It seems like CMLL is trying to get the new rudos  on top to work with all the young tecnicos they’ve pushed to the top in the last few years, but maybe ones who aren’t quite ready. There also seems a less concern about new top luchador being as solid or complete. Thunder’s had his problems too.

TxT holds their once a month show today, with a LA Park vs Dr. Wagner singles match that is supposed to lead to a mask match soon. No one should believe they are actually doing a mask match soon. Plenty of good tickets are still available.

The card also has a 8 woman tournament with the ultimate loser losing their mask or hair. The announced teams are Rossy Moreno & Cristal, Esther Moreno & La Chola, Lady Apache & Chik Tormenta, and Violeta & Diosa Maya. If they’re playing this out like usual, the final apuesta match is one between the teams. I know people figure Lady Apache came here to do the apuesta matches she never quite got around to in CMLL but, if she’s doing it tonight, she’s doing it with Chik Tormenta. She’s more likely doing it later.

Villano IV goes from working TxT today to AAA taping tomorrow in Durango. He teams with Consejo vs the Psycho Circus, while the Bizarros & Park take on the Perros. Maybe TripleMania matches will be made?

Martin pointed out Terra posted the complete schedule for En Busca de un Idolo. It follows the exact same format as last year. Stuka/Tiger & Fuego/Vangellys lead on Friday, then on Tuesday, Valiente/Sangre Azteca and Hijo del Fantasma/Misterioso. You have six more days to make your predictions! They’ve also got a page on the point system. It’s the same as last year (where match results matter very little compared to judging and polling), and it reads as though Terra will be handling the polling this time. That might prevent the ballot box from being stuffed as it was the last two years of these contests. It also appears the official spelling of Vangelis’ name is now Vangellys.

There’s a video preview for next weekend’s ChilangaMask show.

The Villano V retirement show is already up.

Bill has highlights of IWRG 03/29/12.

Violento Jack & Aeroboy are rumored to be facing a CMLL team at Lucha Fan Fest. That report has the opponents as Stuka Jr. & Soberano Jr. I’ve heard a different report that it’ll be Averno & Mephisto.

Amigo para Siempre has a show said to be taped for AYM Sports next Sunday.

A photograph’s story on the Lucha Va Voom show in Las Angeles last week.

Promo for next Friday’s Arena Mexico show.

Porra Fresa has a preview of Monday’s card.

R de Rudo has a look at lineups this weekend.

Lineup

IWRG (THU) 05/16/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Serpiente de Oro vs Dragón Celestial
2) Centvrión & Golden Magic vs Eita & Tomahawk
3) Chico Che, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro vs Cerebro Negro, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Cien Caras Jr., Eterno, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr.
5) Factor vs Carta Brava Jr. [IWRG JUNIORS]
Factor is champion. First defense.

Eita & Tomahawk are back. Matches 2/3 could be fun.

CMLL (FRI) 05/17/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Akuma & Apocalipsis
2) Pegasso, Starman, Tritón vs Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Kráneo, Namajague, Olímpico
4) Fuego vs Vangelis [En Busca de un Idolo]
5) Stuka Jr. vs Tiger [En Busca de un Idolo]
6) Rush, Super Porky, Thunder vs Averno, Mephisto, Volador Jr.
7) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Máximo vs Negro Casas, Pierroth, Shinsuke Nakamura

Pierroth moves up even higher. Tercera looks good.