IWRG (THU) 06/14/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Guerrero Mixtico b Dragón Celestial
Dragon Celestial replaced Crosby.
2) Centvrión & Freelance b Alan Extreme & Comando Negro
Tecnicos took 2/3, Centurion pinning Alan Extreme and Freelance beating Comando Negro.
3) Carta Brava Jr., Imposible, Pete Powers b Chicano, Danny Casas, Dinamic Black
Taya Valkyre was with Pete Powers and got involved often. Both referees were distracted by a Carta Brava Chicano brawl, allowing Taya to legdrop Danny Casas. Powers put on a leg submission for the win
4) Bestia 666, Shadow Phoenix, Súper Nova b Pantera, Trauma II, Veneno
Shadow Phoenix attacked before the bell and won in straight falls, going after Trauma II’s arm again before Sunday’s mask match.
5) Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Oficial AK47 b Damián 666, Head Hunter, Oficial Factor
Capos team took falls 2/3. A brawl around the arena, with some fans too slow to move out of the way getting knocked down. In the third, Damian pinned Factor as Mascara pinned AK-47. Cien Caras landed a plancha on Head Hunter for the win. AK47 challenged Factor for the Rey de Reyes title after the match.
The second round of En Busca de Un Idolo polling was posted. Poll results from this round
19 Dragon Lee
It’s about what each guy got last round. New totals are
120 Dragon Lee
Tonight’s matches are Titan vs Diamante and Dragon Lee vs Euforia. TKD figures Titan needs 47 for a 2nd place and 67 for 1st. He may be able to get 67 even without a win, and still should be expected to beat Diamante anyway. The other match is more pivotal. Dragon Lee slips ahead of Euforia with a win for a moment, but could fall right back behind if the judges grade Euforia stronger. Lee really needs both a win and to beat Euforia by at least 4 points in judging, because he’s been consistently trailing Euforia by 10 points in polling this stage. (If Euforia and Dragon Lee were tied in this scenario, it’d only make sense to have Dragon Lee advance – he would’ve won the head to head.) Lee’s best hope is more Euforia/Tony Salazar issues, costing Euforia the win and some judging points. If Dragon Lee can’t get Maximo, Miguel, Negro and Tirantes to put him ahead enough, it’ll take some passionate poll participants to advance Dragon Lee.
On the other hand, Euforia could just beat Dragon Lee, and CMLL would have it’s final right then. I think that’s actually tonight’s outcome.
Today’s Arena Mexico has a few other ongoing issues. Black Warrior makes his first appearance on the CMLL rudo side in a few years, teaming with Mr. Aguila & Volador against Delta, Guerrero Maya and the returning Angel de Oro. If Warrior is really looking for some trios partners who want to be top guys and isn’t stuck on them being Laguneros, he could do well with at least one of his partners tonight. The main event is a bit of a rematch from last week, but seems more focused on the internal troubles between Rey Escorpion and Ultimo Guerrero
The tercera has a rare female relevos incriebles match, following up on the Amapola vs Estrellita and Dark Angle vs Lady Apache rivalries. Princesa Blanca and Dalis are the only two in the match not feuding at the start, so they’ll surely be by the end. This still seems heading to a cage match, but none of the women have mentioned that possibility yet. Maybe they will tonight.
Today’s AAA spot show in Tijuana has been canceled by the local promoter. No word given about why. Main event listed Jack, Wagner, Zorro and Mesias, though he probably wasn’t going to wrestle.
The Governor of Mexico State held a campaign even with the Mexico State Box Y Lucha commission today. Looks like Shocker, Chessman, Argos, and Octagon were attendance. I didn’t even think there was a Mexico State lucha commission, since Mexico City manages the area. Most of his talking points were about boxing, just bringing up lucha libre when looking for more regular events from both boxing and lucha libre.
Rob has highlights of 09/16/11 CMLL.
- Rush & Maximo have no problem defending against the Guerreros.
- Cibernetico is going after the Perros.
- Dark Angel and Lady Apache hype their possible hair match.
- Fuerza Aerea talk their match on Saturday’s AAA taping.
- Felina Metalica, a 17 year old luchadora for AULL, says she’s been training for 11 years.
- Volador and Dad will be signing autographs at Solar’s shop this weekend.
- BBC has a story about wrestling in Colombia.
- There will be a lucha libre show before the Chivas USA vs Real Salt Lake game this Saturday
- Black Fish talks about his name and his brush with death.