CMLL (SUN) 04/24/2011 Arena Coliseo [Cesar, CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Ramstein b Freesbe & Robin
Ramstein beat Freesbe with a Michinoku Driver and may have KOed him.
2) Rayo Tapatío I & Rayo Tapatío II b Enrique Vera Jr. & Hombre Bala Jr.
Straight win for the vets: clean win in fall 1, Rayos pulling an illegal switch in the second. Bala wants a mask vs mask match.
3) Guerrero Maya Jr. b Dragon Lee [Forjando un Idolo]
Sounds like Dragon Lee blew a shooting star press near the finish. Might have supposed to be the finish, because Lee won with another top rope move soon after. Both have 3 points, and Maya was reported to be injured coming out of the match. Both guys have 3 points at the moment, but Maya will pick up this week’s bonus point – he’s way ahead – and be up to 4. That point might be crucial. Los Rayo Tapatios attacked Dragon lee after the match, but Hombre Bala made the save and they teased that tag match again.
4) Delta b Metal Blanco [Forjando un Idolo]
Delta submitted Metal Blanco. Delta  is in control of the group. Blanco  isn’t out because of that bonus point, but needs a lot of help.
5) El Alebrije, Misterioso Jr., Olímpico b Ángel de Oro, Diamante, Rush
Olimpico reversed a roll up and uses the rope to pin Rush. Diamante was stretched out after a dive.
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero b Black Warrior, Metro, Palacio Negro
Pesta Negra took the last two falls. Mr. Niebla did appear.
7) Blue Panther b Negro Casas
Panther took falls and 1/3 for the win. The two appeared to agree to a hair vs hair match.
Group Charly standings
tomorrow in Puebla, assuming Maya gets the second bonus point (which seems to be certain)
- Delta advances with a win or a draw
- Guerrero Maya Jr. advances with a win or a draw and a Dragon Lee loss.
- Dragon Lee advances with a win and a Maya draw/loss. If Maya wins and Dragon Lee wins, Delta & Dragon Lee are tied for the last spot, pending the third vote point.
- Metal Blanco would need a win, another bonus point, Delta & Maya going to draw, and CMLL figuring out another tie breaker. So he’s probably out.
Record reports Charly Manson was arrested early Saturday morning. The story goes Charly and “his assistant”, Adrian Lopez Reyes, were looking for Charly’s car and could not find it where it had been parked. They went to two “auxiliary police” to ask for help, and somehow ended up in a fight with the police officers. A third policeman showed up as a backup, and “in his excitement”, shot Adrian Lopez Reyes in the leg. Charly was taken to jail, Lopez Reyes was taken to one hospital, and the two police officers were taken to another hospital. Charly is scheduled on a bunch of shows this upcoming week, including this Wednesday’s AAA TV taping and tonight’s IWRG show. No word if he’s been released.
Just images, no results so far, from the Villano III tribute show. Black Terry Jr. has video of Black Terry, Villano IV, Villano V vs Oriental, Pantera, Solar (part 1, part 2, part 3), and Segunda Caida has a review.
Manny Guzman, leader of the National Lucha Libre Union in the early 90s (and probably before) passed away Saturday. Guzman’s run as leader is probably best remembered for the 1991 lucha libre strike, where wrestlers refused to work EMLL/CMLL shows after Televisa started airing Friday night Arena Mexico shows in Mexico City. Guzman, and others in the organization, feared more television would hurt the industry and cost many jobs, because people wouldn’t pay to see something they could watch on TV for free. The strike was eventually settled, in part, by also getting UWA/LLI a television slot (on a weaker network.) UWA wasn’t as focused by the bias, and a pre-existing feeling that the union favored the older UWA luchadors over the CMLL guys was increased by the result. The union’s power was broken by the formation of AAA, who formed their own separate union and sped up the (inevitable) decline of UWA. CMLL formed their own in house union in 1994 (run by Brazo de Oro the last we heard) and the old one hasn’t been heard from since.
In the undercard of an AAA spot show at Arena Neza, Mike Segura (as local talent, not part of AAA) beat Neza Kid in a bloody match. They’ve been feuding for a while, and agreed to a mask vs hair match for the next show (not sure of a date.) Neza Kid is very obviously another wrestlers associated with IWRG though not active there now; he hasn’t bothered to cover up his identifiable shoulder tattoo.
Porra Fresa has a good interview with Puebla’s Lestat. Yes, Jeff Hardy is one of his favorite wrestlers. (Also, Rey Misterio and Super Crazy.)
CMLL in NJPW
04/24: Tiger Mask & Mascara Dorada (O) b Jushin Liger (X) & KUSHIDA
Dorada picked up his first direct win on this trip
AAA in AJPW
04/23: Jr. Tag League: Super Crazy (O) & Bushi  b Koji Kanemoto (X) & Minoru 
04/24: Jr. Tag League: Shuji Kondo (O) & Hiroshi Yamato  b Super Crazy & Bushi (X) 
Dr. Landru posted video of Sexy Lady, Sexy Star & Eterno vs Fabi Apache, Zumbi & Ludark Shaitan (part 2.)
No SuperLuchas this week, though they added an 2007 Super Luchas Grafico featuring Mil Mascaras to their app store.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
- Ultimo Guerrero vows to teach Goto to respect Mexicans.
- Juvi is teaching classes in Belgium.
- Rob has a music video for CMLL’s November 1999 tour of Japan.
- DJ Spectro looks back at the 1983 Arena Mexico Anniversary show.
- Porra Fresa previews Monday’s Puebla card, and notes Paco Alonso visited the building last Monday.
- Among those taking a tourist tobacco tour of Cuba, this article mentions someone named Yoshihiro Asai as checking out the cigars.