CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 05/08/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Cesar]
1) Astro Boy & BengalaBobby Zavala & Zayco
Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hombre Bala Jr., Sensei DQ Mortiz, Rayo Tapatío I, Rayo Tapatío II
straight falls. Rayo I had Bala suspended in a hold, decided to pull his mask anyway.
3) Metal Blanco, Metro, Palacio NegroCancerbero, Raziel, Yoshihashi
2/3 for the tecnicos. Metro beat Yoshihashi with a German suplex
4) Ángel de Oro, Diamante, RushEl Alebrije, Misterioso II, Olímpico [MEX TRIOS]
Tirantes was referee and slow counted the champs. Tecnicos still won, taking 1/3, Rush pinning Alebrije. Misterioso challenged Rush to a mask vs hair match again. Misterioso dreams of $$$$.
5) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro CasasBlack Warrior, Máximo, Strong Man
1/3 for Peste Negra. Clean pins for Felino & Casas on Warrior & Maximo for the deciding fall.

Today’s AAA TV show in Mexico including a vignette posted earlier online: Jeff Jarrett going around the TNA locker room recruiting various faces and heels to come to AAA with him (and cutting some mixed promos.) People shown included Mr. Anderson, Matt Hardy, Bully Ray, AJ Styles, Beer Money, and Mick Foley, all talking about how much they’d love to go to AAA to show them Mexicans. Oddly, no Hernandez. Other odd thing is Styles & Beer Money are being advertised for a show in Buffalo the same day as TripleMania; they (or other people) seem to be promoting as appearing at a show they’re not appearing at. Maybe they’ll show up on AAA at some other part. (Third odd thing is TNA is changing it’s name next week, but I guess not in Mexico.) Still, this was a great start at introducing people.

Speaking of introducing people, this week’s SuperLuchas says CMLL will debut a new Mistico this Friday. No Mistico is listed on the card, so this would just be an introduction to the crowd. WWE will be in Mexico City on Friday, so this seems like obvious response to that. There’s no indication in the story about who the new Mistico would be. Magnus still seems the most likely person, but it seems far from the certainty it was when the new Mistico concept was still floated. CMLL themselves have made no mention of any of this.

CMLL in Japan

Haven’t seen full results from the Reina debut show yet, but this NikkanSports article does mention two of finishes:
Ayumi b Mima Shimoda [#1, CMLL WOMEN]
Amapola b Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]

I would figure these results mean Amapola is going back to Japan at some point , but Ayumi does mention wanting to come back to CMLL this summer, maybe the title shot would happen here. They’re running at least every other weekend from here on out, so Silueta and Zeuxis should be working regularly.

Rob posted video of CMLL’s tour of Japan in Feb 2000 and AAA’s tapings on 02/13 & 02/25/94.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Links

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 05/12/2011 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dinamic Black & Pikachu vs Guerrero 2000 & Muerte Infernal
2) Golden Magic, Hijo de Clímax, Hijo del Pantera vs Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., El Pollo Asesino
3) Chico Che, Hijo del Brazo, Veneno vs Bombero Infernal, Comando Negro, Fresero Jr.
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Ray Mendoza Jr., Villano IV vs Multifacético, Negro Navarro, Trauma I

Hijo de Climax makes his regular show debut. Hijo del Brazo is a new name, but we may just not know which Brazo it is yet.

Sunday’s Naucalpan show is the Lucha Fan Fest show.