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CMLL (SUN) 05/19/2013 Arena Mexico [@therealfredo, CMLL, Terra.com]
1) Herodes Jr. & Ramstein b Bengala & Fresbee
Rudos took 2/3.
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Aéreo, Bam Bam, Shockercito
Bam Bam actually showed. Rudos took 1/3, Demus snuck in a foul on Bam Bam.
3) Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma, Hombre Bala Jr. DQ Misterioso Jr., Puma, Virus
Tecnicos took 2/3. Fantasma landed the Phantom Attack in the 2nd, but missed in the third and Misterioso took his mask.
4) Pólvora b Delta [lightning]
Polvora beat Delta clean with his valagueza into a front cracker in 8:08.
5) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Super Porky b Boby Zavala, Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión
Tecnicos took 1/3.
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Negro Casas, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Tecnicos are Estetas del Aire this week. Mistico submitted Ultimo Guerrero. Dorada/Casas was played down this week.

Said to be a very strong show. I wasn’t able to record any of it.

Announcers were hyping up the En Busca de un Idolo vote totals. As of right now, Vangelis had 62,000 votes, leading the way. Those would be very impressive totals if they were individual voters. They are not – they are people using very easy methods to vote multiple times in a very short of time. We’re talking hundreds of votes a minute. (I know, because I did that last year and nothing’s changed.) It’s nice to see Hijo del Fantasma and others campaign for votes, but all their  Twitter and facebook posts aren’t going to do near as much as someone with coding ability and 15 minute to burn. This whole conversation is a repeat from last year, and we’re no closer to figuring out if CMLL actually believes these vote totals (which would be naive), if CMLL does not but goes with because it sounds good (which would be promoting) or if some of CMLL is fooling the other part of CMLL here (which would be interesting.)

CMLL (SUN) 05/19/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Brillante & Meteoro b El Piraña & Thunder Boy
Javier Cruz Jr. replaced Meteoro. Thunder Boy left the match after a Cruz shot caused his nose to bled. Tecnicos won 2 on 1.
2) Azteca de Oro & El Divino ?? Demonio Rojo & Évola
Evola’s team took the first, Azteca de Oro’s team took the second, no mention of third fall finish.
3) El Hippie, Esfinge, Halcón de Plata DQ Demonio Maya, Exterminador, Sádico
Tecnicos took 2/3.
4) Sagrado, Smaker, Thunder b Maléfico, Shigeo Okumura, Shinsuke Nakamura
Thunder replaced Angel de Oro. Tecnicos took 1/3.
5) Diamante Azul b Mephisto
Azul took 2/3, the last with a German suplex.

CHILANGAMASK (SUN) 05/19/2013 Coliseo Coacalco [MT]
1) Belial b Astro Rey Jr.Relámpago (Coahuila)Aero BoyCanelo CasasMilanito Collection ATKenbai
Belial won. Aero Boy complained about being quick counted (which seemed to be teh case.)
2) Black Terry DDQ Arkángel de la Muerte
Started out as a mat wrestling battle, but Isis got involved a few minutes in. Arkangel hit the ref by mistake, Black Terry went for his mask, Skandalo ran in to help Arkangel and the Traumas made the save for Terry.
3) Valiente & Virus DQ Trauma I & Trauma II
Good mat wrestling back when Trauma I accidentally fouled Virus. challenges filed.
4) Extreme Tiger DCOR Stuka Jr.Magnifico
All three ended up outside for the draw. Tiger and Stuka challenged each other to mask matches.
5) Christina Von Eerie b Chik Tormenta
Silueta was originally scheduled, but pulled a few days before the show. Christina Von Eeire pulled Tormenta’s mask and rolled her up for the win.
6) Rey Bucanero b Masada [super libre]
Rey Bucanero was announced as replacement for Rush a few days before. They kept it on the mat to start, then graduated to bigger moves. Aero Boy got involved for the DQ.
7) Masada b Aero Boy [super libre]
Aero challenges Masada to a hardcore match and Masada accepted immediately. They had a violent match, which Masada won.
8) Negro Navarro DQ Negro Casas
Casas desperately fouled Navarro and was belatedly caught.

If you ever wanted to know what the finishes would look like on an AAA vs CMLL show with singles matches, it’s probably this. Matches sounded like they were generally good up to that point.

AULL anniversary and Rey del Ring full results to come (what was with today and the level of shows?), but we do know Cerbero Maligno lost his mask in AULL and Oficial 911 won Rey del Ring. That one means Factor has gone from two titles to none in a short amount of time.

TVC Deportes says it’s IWRG who currently doesn’t want to renew their contract with the cable network. This happens from time to time, and more often when they have another TV deal.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of late December 2002,  AAA 04/05/08 and AAA 04/16/08.

Bill has highlights of IWRG FILL 04/17/12.

Lucha Libre in Japan

05/19 STARDOM: Dark Angel b Miho Wakizawa [WONDER OF STARDOM]
first defense

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