IWRG (THU) 11/03/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring]
***Castle of Terror, 2011***
1) Astro de Plata & Centurión b Alan Extreme & Dark Devil Rambo Jr.
Centurion replaced Hijo del Pantera.
2) Astro Rey Jr., Lolita, Mascarita Sagrada 2007 b Mini Psicosis, Picudo Jr., Sexy Star
Lolita replaced Sexy Lady, who worked the Santo show instead.
3) Dinamic Black b Comando Negro [IWRG IC Light]
Dinamic Black won the title. Money was thrown in to th ering.
4) Apolo Estrada Jr. & Oficial AK47 b Eterno & Multifacético
Originally announced as AK47 vs Apolo and Eterno vs Multifacetico where the losers would meetwith mask or hair on the line. Instead, it was a tag match where the losers would put hair, mask or belt on the line. Eterno & Multifacetico lost in straight falls due to internal problems.
5) Eterno b Multifacético [WWS WELTER]
Eterno, with his hair on the line and bleeding, won a one fall match to pick up the title that originally belonged to Hijo del Diablo.
6) King Drako L Carta Brava Jr., Golden Magic, Hijo de LA Park, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Machín, Oficial 911, Oficial Spartan, Súper Nova, Zumbi [Castle of Terror]
Ten minute fight before people start to leave. Order of exit was Zumbi, Spartan, Super Nova, Carta Braa Jr., Machin, Hijo de La park and Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000. That left 911, Golden Magic and King Drako. Rudos teamed up on Magic, but 911 betrayed Drako and left him behind. Drako tried to do flying moves against Golden Magic, that backfired, and Golden Magic left to win. King Drako, the least known guy in the cage, is Mateo Alcantara Villafuerte, from DF, 18 years a wrestler. He gave the same name back in 2007 when he was unmasked as as Halcon Salvaje.

Todo x el Todo (THU) 11/03/2011 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera [MT, Record]
1) Rossy Moreno & Sexy Lady b La Vaquerita & Ludark Shaitan
2) Huracan Ramirez Jr. & Rayman b Angel Blanco Jr. & El Dandy
Angel Blanco used a distraction to foul Huracan Ramirez. Dandy was not happy with his partner.
3) Mascarita Plateada b Octagoncito (original) [WWA MINI]
Mascarita Plateada is the former Mascarita Dorada, who used this name previously on a Santo tour of Europe. He won the WWA title here.
4) Dos Caras Sr., Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Villano IV DCOR Blue Demon Jr., Canek, Cien Caras Jr.
Villano IV did replace the recently ill Villano V. Rudos focused on ripping Rayo’s mask. Rayo and Canek pulled each other’s masks, put the other one on, and were attacked by their opponents. Everyone fought on the outside for the DCO.
5) El Hijo Del Santo DQ El Hijo del Solitario
Santo won the first fall with de a caballo, Solitario took the second in means that are not mentioned. Solitario and his second Angel Blanco both got in shots versus Santo in the third, Santo fought back, and Solitario pulled his mask for the DQ. Challenges all around after the match – Santo will face Angel Blanco Jr. for a Welterweight title (not sure who’s) on 12/15, and Solitario will face Santo in a mask match sometime in 2012.

Enrique said the building was 60% full. I have that as a 10,600 building, which means 6360 people for this show. For a show that’s only been built up by an hour interview show on TVC Deportes, that’s a pretty strong number. (It’s better than the Perros do.) I think they actually explained the Mascarita Dorada -> Mascarita Plateada change on that show, except no one apparently saw or talked about it if they saw it.

Dr. Landru posted video of the women’s match: part 1, part 2

Other News

Fuego en el Ring and SuperLuchas say the original Septiembre Negro, Vick Amezcua, has passed away today. He was 73, still part of lucha libre as part of the Guadalajara lucha commission.

Tonight’s big Arena Mexico match (though not big enough to be the main event) is Mephisto vs Mascara Dorada for Dorada’s CMLL Welterweight Title. In doing an interview to hype tonight’s show, Mascara Dorada notes this is their third match:

2011-08-15     Arena Puebla                  5 of 5: Máscara Dorada b Mephisto [CMLL WELTER]
2011-09-25     Arena Coliseo Guadalajara     5 of 5: Máscara Dorada b Mephisto [CMLL WELTER]

Expect the same result tonight. The actual main event is Shocker/Lyger/Atlantis vs UG/Dragon/Niebla. Deep in the undercard, there’s an interesting Dragon Lee vs Virus lightning match.

AAA has a busy weekend. They’re taping in Ecatepec tomorrow, but also part of the final preliminary Quién pinta para la Corona contest in Leon on Saturday and Sunday. Fabi Apache, Jennifer Blake, Apache, Crazy Boy and Elegido are all scheduled for Leon on Saturday, so they probably won’t be turning up on the taping.

Hijo del Rey Misterio will face Hijo del Rey Misterio in Tijuana on November 13.

Lucha Libre in Japan

11/04 NJPW: [G1 TAG] Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer [O] b Strong Man & Tama Tonga [X]
team Strong Tonga finishes 1-4, in fifth.

CMLL & REINA announced title matches in Japan. Though, they announced different title matches.

11/23: Yumiko Hotta vs Lady Apache [REINA WOMEN] – new title
11/26: Marcela (c) vs Ayumi [CMLL WOMEN]

Hotta is the most important person in the promotion, which should make the obvious result more obvious. The Marcela/Ayumi title match is actually the main event of Ayumi’s own sixth anniversary show; she held a press conference announcing the show and talking about how it’s been a dream since childhood to win the CMLL Women’s Championship (she cites Reyna Jubukai and Mariko Yoshida.) Seems like a setup for her winning the title.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 11/08/2011 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Black Metal vs Evola
2) Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr. vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro vs Puma King & Tiger
4) Princesa Blanca vs Marcela [MEX WOMEN]
5) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Máximo vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

Either Marcela is going to unify the titles, or she’s going to lose to the lesser champion just days after winning the world title. I know which is more likely.

Cycnism aside, this looks like a really fun card, probably among the most possible appealing for the type of people who read this blog

IWL (SAT) 11/19/2011 Auditorio Munciipal de La Sexta
4) Los Bizarros vs Los Cerebros
5) Ojo Diabolico vs Kansuke, Latin Star
6) Epidemia & Mr. 450 Hammet vs Daga & Mike Segura
7) Emilio Charles Jr. & Tony Rivera vs Fantasma de la Ópera & Sepulturero I

This card wins for best photoshop usage of the day.

Mr. 450 Hammet is a Puerto Rician wrestler who’s been working around Chicago the last few years.

IWL (SUN) 11/20/2011 Auditorio Ejidal de San Francisco Chilapn
5) Freelance vs Epidemia, Kansuke, Latin Star [IWL JUNIOR, #1 Contenders]
6) Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera, Heavy Boy vs Los Porros
7) Mr. 450 Hammet vs Daga
8) Emilio Charles Jr. & Tony Rivera vs Scorpio Jr. & Super Crazy

Hammet is listed as the GALLI champ, though this doesn’t appear to be a title match. Daga might win.