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CMLL (SUN) 05/22/2011 Arena Coliseo [Cesar, CMLL]
1) Bam Bam & Pequeño HalcónPequeño Universo 2000 & Pequeño Warrior
Tecnicos took the final 2.
2) Guerrero Maya Jr., Hombre Bala Jr., Super Halcon Jr. DQ Puma King, Rayo Tapatío I, Rayo Tapatío II
Rayo Tapatios jumped Maya in the aisle and ripped up his mask. Bala’s mask was untied. Tecnicos rallied to pull out the first fall. Rudos dominated the second, tecnicos came back, a Rayo fouled Maya as Maya took that Rayo’s mask. Referee DQed the rudos. More mask match challenges. Dragon Lee continues to not exist.
3) Euforia, Hooligan, Loco MaxMolotov, Pegasso, Rey Cometa
Tecnicos won the first fall, but the rudos took the last two for teh win.
4) Black Warrior, Metal Blanco, Palacio NegroEphesto, Felino, Misterioso II
Tecnicos took the last two fall. Felino was in comedy mode.
5) Héctor Garza, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr.La Máscara, Máximo, Super Porky
Rudos took 1/3, Volador backcracker on La Mascara in the third.

Today’s SuperLuchas (#414) reports Ultimo Guerrero has been added to the CMLL programming department in recent weeks. No word on exatly when or what he’s responsible for.

The same Tribuna Luchistica also explains why Durango Kid got dropped from CMLL: he was one of the guys responsible for setting up Mistico and others with tryouts for WWE back in October. After Diamante was found out to be one of those who tried out, he outed Durango Kid in to save himself. Diamante still got quietly suspended, but Durango Kid was fired. (Durango worked in CMLL until the end of February, so either Diamante didn’t tell right away, or they gave him a few weeks notice.) The Psi-Histeria gimmick shown recently in Luchas 2000 was meant for Durango Kid, but won’t be used in CMLL.

LA Park tells Mi Lucha Libre that he’ll retire if he loses his mask to Mesias. He better not lose! It’s actually amazing how much this mask means, given everyone knows LA Park’s real name (because he’s told us) and it’s not too hard to find a picture of him as unmasked Principe Island. It’s the principal of LA Park not being able to be LA Park anymore (though even I’d suspect he’d still find a way.)

Speaking of retiring people, Tinieblas Sr. explains that show on 05/21 is not his last match. It’s just a deal where they’re promoting any show he does in any town as the last match he will ever have in that town. He says the retirement tour of 2010 was canceled due organized crime, the retirement tour of early 2011 was canceled due to hurricanes, but this one is totally going to stick – at least 30 shows, matches in Arena Mexico and Palacio de los Deportes, the same song and dance he says every time (and then only can find a couple promoters willing to pay up.) Tinieblas says he won’t be wrestling by 2012, we’ll see.

Rob has highlights of January ’95 AAA and 03/22/11 CMLL

Links

  • The Gladiatores celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary. Congratulations!
  • El Chiclayano, a well known Peruvian luchador, passed away this past week.
  • Luchas 2000 #571 has the TripleMania matches, highlighting Mesias vs LA Park.
  • DJ Spectro looks back at Casandro & Rudy Reyna vs Matematico & Sasuke from Arena Neza. He has it as 1993, but I believe it was 06/17/1992.
  • Black Terry Jr. has photos from Gym Ham Lee (for what might be a Mi Lucha Libre feature?) and from the Rey Escorpion benefit show.
  • Cesar rates Forjando un Idolo as the best thing CMLL’s done in the first third of the year and complains about Peste Negra.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 05/26/2011 Arena Naucalpan
1) Dragon Fly & Tritón vs Alan Extreme & Vampiro Metálico
2) Black Terry, Chico Che, Hijo de Clímax vs Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro, El Pollo Asesino
3) Dr. Cerebro vs Multifacético
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Fresero Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.

No title mentioned for the semifinal.

CMLL (FRI) 05/27/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Starman & Tigre Blanco vs Disturbio & Mortiz
2) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Amapola, Estrellita, Princesa Sujei
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Valiente vs El Alebrije, Histeria, Olímpico
4) Blue Panther, Strong Man, Super Porky vs Héctor Garza, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
5) Ángel de Oro vs Pólvora [Forjando un Idolo, final]
6) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máximo vs Averno, Terrible, Texano

That means, if patterns hold (who knows), the Forjando un Idolo would not air on the main show, after weeks of the tournament airing on this show. That is a silly way to go.

Histeria’s appearance in the tercera is his first Arena Mexico match since October 15. He’s wrestled on CMLL spots shows and very rarely in Arena Coliseo & Arena Puebla this year.

CMLL (SUN) 05/29/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Titanio vs Templario
2) Drago & León Blanco vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Pegasso & Rey Cometa vs Exterminador & Malefico
4) Gallo, Sagrado, Sangre Azteca vs Ephesto, Misterioso Jr., Virus
5) Ángel de Oro, Hijo del Fantasma, Máximo vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.

CMLL’s TV said the winner of Forjando un Idolo would be elevated to the top matches, and that’s Angel de Oro in the top matches two days after the final. Could just be a coincidence, hoping it’s not.

IWRG (SUN) 05/29/2011 Arena Naucalpan
1) Saruman vs Imposible
2) Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Hijo de Clímax vs Carta Brava Jr., Comando Negro, El Pollo Asesino
3) Black Terry, Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
4) Freelance vs Avisman
5) Octagón, Octagoncito, Veneno vs Bestia 666, Damián 666, Mini Psicosis

Semimain should be fun.