photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 06/30/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Mi Lucha Libre (2-3), Mi Lucha Libre (4)]
1) Saruman & Tritón ?? Dark Devil & Keshin Black
2) Dinamic Black, Freelance, Golden Magic b Carta Brava Jr., Imposible, Polifacético
3) Black Terry, Multifacético, Trauma II b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
Black Terry replaced Argos, and his team won in straight falls. Oficials did rip up Multifacetico’s mask along the way.
4) Bestia 666, Hijo de LA Park, Super Crazy b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Trauma I, Veneno
Hijo de LA Park replaced Damian 666, who was busy over on the AAA TV taping. It worked out quite well for kid skeleton, as he beat Trauma I and challenged him to a Juniors title match.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show is the first Friday night show with no tournament match and no special stipulations match since March 4th. The Forjando un Idolo tournament is officially over (though it still continues unofficially.) Averno vs La Mascara is just about over; if Monday is Averno’s last day, this would be his final Arena Mexico appearance for the time being. Both the lightning match (Rey Cometa vs Hijo del Signo) and the fourth match tecnico trio (Valiente, Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro) look fun, but this is the least important card in quite some time.

A Record interview with Atlantis carries the headline “I want to be a tecnico“, though he’s not as definite about it in the article. Atlantis says he was surpised to be on the tecnico side tonight, teaming with his Forajando un Idolo partners against Peste Negra. He alludes to more such tecnico outings in the future and vows to be professional, but he’s not decided if he actually wants to return to the tecnico side full time. His partners are apparently trying to convince him to go back. Atlantis compliments his partners, saying Delta is very popular and Maya is very skilled on the mat and always wants to learn.

Dr. X explains he really wants to take Fuego’s mask, because he’s missed out on other masks he wanted to win. He wanted Hijo del Gladiador, but Rencor Latino won that, he wanted Solar’s mask but Guerrero dle Futuro got that, and he wanted Fabian el Gitano but Angel de Oro took that from him. This is really going to be sad for Dr. X if this turns into another cage match. Fuego‘s ready for the mask match too.

CMLL in Japan
REINA 07/01: I’m not sure I’m translating these right, but…
3) Aki Kanbayashi & Tomoka Nakagawa (O) beat Silueta (X) & Mika Iida
5) Hiroyo Matsumoto & Zeuxis (O) b Manami Toyota & Ray (X)

Links

  • Sangre Azteca and Nitro are back in France, teaching lucha libre for two weeks. Sangre says Europeans are surprised luchadors know how to wrestle on the mat, and Nitro says Europeans are generally bigger but not very technically skilled.
  • Puma King plans on working hard and hopes to be in a better place by the end of the year.
  • The DTU team hypes up their match with the Milicia tomorrow
  • And Eterno talks up his match.
  • R de Rudo interviews the president of IWL about their iPPV on Sunday.
  • El Hijo del Santo interviewed Villano III
  • Sound like today’s EAW show has sold a lot of tickets. And hours before the show started, amazing.