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CMLL (FRI) 08/05/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLLRecord]
1) Metálico & Starman b Disturbio & Inquisidor
Straight falls. In the second, Disturbio took a Starman flying plancha off Metalico’s shoulders, and Metalico cradled Inquisidor for the win. Disturbio had a bloody nose after the match.
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Bam Bam, Fantasy Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
Warrior powerbombed Shockercito into the corner, then Pierothito put on his hold for the win.
3) Sangre Azteca b Raziel [lightning]
Counter dropkick for the win in 8:20. What in the world was Raziel doing on the top rope?
4) Fuego, Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro b Euforia, Hijo del Signo, Virus
Fuego defeated Virus in the third.
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Shocker b Ephesto, Mephisto, Pólvora
Tecnicos took 2/3. Angel de Oro dove on Mephisto, and Shocker and Angel de Oro pinned the other two.
6) Atlantis, Héctor Garza, La Máscara b Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
Straight fall win. Excessive violence DQ in the first for beating up Garza, then Garza pinned UG in the second after a moonsault. Garza challenged UG for a title shot, his fifth, and UG accepted. Ultimo in turn challenged Atlantis to pick a side!

Feels like they’re just going to do the tease all the way to September.

Mr. Niebla has new music. I have no idea why you’d do that.

IWRG (THU) 08/04/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Mi Lucha Libre (2)Mi Lucha Libre (3)Mi Lucha Libre (4)The Gladiatores]
1) Dark Devil & El Imposible b Dragon Fly & Sky Angel
2) Alan Extreme, Bugambilia del Norte, Centurión b Comando Negro, Keshin Black, Polifacético
Alan Extreme replaced the mysterious Titan. Comando Negro and Bugambilia, from Chihuahua, are feuding.
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, Oficial Spartans b Dinamic Black, el Ángel, Golden Magic, Multifacético
4) Hijo de LA Park, Trauma I, Trauma II DQ Apolo Estrada Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Veneno
Veneno was the unlisted member of the Pirata side. The Park/Traumas team were the psuedo-tecnico side for the night. They took 2/3, Park tossing his mask to Morgan for the DQ

Other News

Dr. X held a press conference yesterday to officially announce his departure from CMLL. CMLL owns the Dr. X name, so he’ll now be going by Dr. Xtreme. (Depending on who’s recap you read, it’s spelled that way, or it’s spelled X-Treme, or it’s spelled Extreme and Xtreme in the same post. ) He’ll debut on tonight’s Perros del Mal show in Atizapan, and did a promo for it on their facebook. Dr. Xtreme says he’s talked to AAA, and it sounds like he’ll just be doing any work that comes his way.

Guerrero Maya Jr. returns to action this weekend. He’s claiming Ultimo Guerrero actually hurt his arm, and Negro just took advantage of it the next week. Amazing how many things seem to revolve around Ultimo Guerrero.

This week’s Ras de Lona, at the Police Museum, included a lot of minis talking about the big minis tournament. Oddly, Mascarita Dorada, Demus 3:16, Mercurio and Aereo talked about as if they were in it, but those four were specifically not included in Thursday’s list of names. Others talked about facing same side luchadors in apuesta matches, which isn’t actually possible in the format they announced. Poor quality control

AAA says tickets will go on sale for it’s 08/19 Queretaro show on Monday. Hopefully, we’ll get a lineup or anything to talk about with them.

WON says the Sin Cara returning this Tuesday in WWE looks to be Hunico (Incognito/Mystico de Juarez – had a dark match this past week on one of the shows), and it’s possible he may be taking the role over from Mistico. That’d be crazy.

CMLL in Japan

08/06 NJPW:

 

 

1) Hirooki Goto [6] b La Sombra [4]
2) Karl Anderson [4] b Strong Man [0]

luchadb, now with video

As of yesterday, the luchadb now includes links to video links of matches, in-line to the results. If you click on the filmstrip icon, the video will open in a separate page. Matches with multiple filmstrip icons have multiple parts, and I’ve tried to put in time codes to start the video at the actual start of the match where ever possible. Videos are linked to on my channels (both YouTube and DailyMotion), Black Terry Jr.’s channel, MrAlexisCMLL, Warriorx2000, Retros80s90s, LuchaLibreEnMexico and others. The filmstrip icons should eventually show up where ever the match is listed, though the dumb way I’ve designed the site means it may take a while. I did rebuild the main events database (‘cmll/events/’), so they should be there, and they will appear if you use the Match Finder (which has also been slightly changed.)

I’ve been working on this for months; it’s a slower process than I’d like, but a lot of it is catching up thru old footage and sorting out where matches start and end. I’m hoping this will be less intensive once I’m just looking for new channels. There are 2,327 matches linked as of now, with probably another 500 in the queue to be cataloged.

How you can help:

  • Keep putting lucha libre video up on the internet!
  • Recommendations for YouTube channels to look at are always helpful.
  • If you are putting up video, consider slicing it up so the matches are the start of the segment and are easier to identify
  • Suggestions about how to better use these links!

Links

  • MedioTiempo interviews Lucha POP luchadors Yuki Star
  • Porra Fresa has it’s list of the ten best flyers in CMLL – and doesn’t include Palacio Negro!
  • IWL press release mentions a deal with California’s WPW (and ZeroOne), so that’s probably the American promotion Daga & Suicida are working
Lineups
CMLL (FRI) 08/12/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Höruz & Trueno vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
4) Valiente vs Rey Escorpion [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Averno, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Último Guerrero vs Héctor Garza [CMLL HEAVY]
Are “title matches every two weeks” now an actual deal? Will Atlantis ever make up his mind?