CMLL (TUE) 06/26/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Kaiser Sports]
1) Bengala & Höruz DQ Inquisidor & Zayco
Zayco yanked Bengala’s mask. Two straight DQs for Zayco.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Molotov, Super Halcon Jr. b Artillero, Bobby Zavala, Súper Comando
Tecnicos take 1/3.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo b Ángel Azteca Jr., Fuego, Pegasso
Pegasso returned from injury. Rudos took 2/3.
4) Rey Cometa DQ Puma King [lightning]
Puma fouled Cometa in 8:01. Third straight Puma DQ on Rey Cometa since the start of June.
5) Blue Panther, Hijo del Fantasma, Marco Corleone b Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
Tecnicos take 1/3.
6) Ángel de Oro, Máximo, Shocker b Felino, Mr. Niebla, Yujiro
Yujiro replaced Dragon Rojo. Tecnicos took 2/3. Niebla tried to foul Shocker, Shocker blocked it, fouled him and got away with it. Niebla reminded Shocker that he took his mask and criticized the tecnico for using a foul to win. Shocker reminded Niebla that losing his mask was no important because he’s 1000% Guapo, and challenged him to a singles match. Niebla wanted mask vs hair, but no.
A Kaiser Sports interview with Nuevo Mistico starts with the most important part: he’s debuting on August 3rd. That’s five Sundays away, so he’s going to be out of action for a considerable amount of time. It also puts his debut match airing the same weekend as the closing weekend of the London Summer Olympics. Televisa is airing the Olympics again this year and tends to skip the lucha programming when there are other spots on , so it’s probably the debut would not actually air on the weekend of the 10th. It would air on Fox Sports, but it seems a screw up for the big debut not to air on the most wildly available show.
The new Mistico appeared on Cadena3′s La Sobremesa talk show. Karla de la Cuesta, of the CMLL show on the same channel, is one of the hosts. That mask remains really tough for doing promos, and Dragon Lee rambled thru his explanation of how he became Mistico. He did not come off as a star. The big news is he says he’s keeping his Dragon Lee moves, so Kung Fu Wars may continue! No word on his twirling stick; Niebla Roja should’ve grabbed that while he was taking the mask. This is just one stop on a Mistico media tour (he did another show today) to build hype for his debut before his appearance. As with everything else with Nuevo Mistico, these aren’t as much to change the mind of anyone who’s already paying attention, but to alert those who are no longer paying attention that CMLL has a Mistico again and is now great to watch again. Good luck on that.
A column on Changoonga argues the biggest problem with Nuevo Mistico is the way he was introduced, at a press conference instead of a surprise appearance in Arena Mexico that would’ve compelled people to come back the next week.
The lucha libre section in Figure Four Weekly (Dr. Lucha) says Teddy Hart will likely be out of AAA once again if he doesn’t make Saturday’s AAA TV taping. There’s no obvious replacement partner for Teddy. Maybe they can find that Teddy Jack guy, not sure what happened to him.
Seductora claims she’s not really interested in having a match with Goya, but focused on saving her mask. That is the exact right game plan for her to have. Dalis hypes this Friday’s show as the first time women have headlined a major show in Arena Mexico. That sound right, though it’s really the cage that’s headlining the show.
Terra says they’ll be broadcasting Sunday’s Arena Mexico show. Maybe it’ll work better this time. No mention of why the promised retransmission never aired.
LuchaWorld reviews Nikura’s match.
Rob has highlights of 11/04/11 CMLL – the Mascara Dorada show.
- Kcidis draws the CMLL clones
- Marcela defends her title against Amapola in SLP on Sunday.
- Bestia and Damian feel the FdT should still have the IWL Tag Team titles (which they lost due to not defending them.)
- Psicosis says his only objective is to destroy Joe Lider.
- Negro Navarro is teaching classes in Monterrey, uh, yesterday and today.
- Fuego en el Ring has an interview with independent luchador Calle 13.
- Supreme says he’ll dominate all in Mexico.
- Hector Garza will appear at the Trauma’s stand on 07/15.
- Cronicas y Leyendas has videos of Tamba in the 1980s and 1990s.
IWRG (SUN) 07/01/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Centvrión, Charly Madrid, Mr. Magia vs Imposible, King Drako, The Mummy
2) Golden Magic, Niko, Relampago vs Douki, Eita, Pete Powers
3) Carta Brava Jr. vs Chicano [IWRG IC Light]
4) Dr. Cerebro, Máscara Sagrada, Veneno vs Cien Caras Jr., Pirata Morgan, Scorpio Jr.
5) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 vs Bestia 666, Hijo de Pirata Morgan [mask, IWRG JUNIORS]
Bestia is the champion and putting his title on the line against the two masks.
Guessing Pirata Morgan is winning the title.
Poster lists the IWRG IC Welterweight title on the line. Carta Brava is actually the lightweight champion, Eterno is the Welterweight champ.
First match for King Drako/Halcon Salvaje since last November. Mr. Magia wrestled once, on New Year’s Day, and is having his next match seven months later.
Note, due to the election, alcohol sales will be prohibited on Sunday and Monday through Mexico. It may affect attendance and crowd reactions. (I guess it could also mean a lot of people getting very drunk on Saturday night – during AAA’s taping?)
CMLL (MON) 07/02/2012 Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano, Black Tiger, Silver vs Akron, Fuerza Chicana, Sauron
2) Ángel Azteca Jr., Stigma, Tigre Blanco vs Apocalipsis, Inquisidor, Taurus
3) Fuego, Mr. Cacao, Stuka Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Skándalo
4) Shocker, Super Porky, Valiente vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) Atlantis vs Black Warrior
Black Warrior looks to continue his new found run of success.
CMLL (TUE) 07/03/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Sky Kid & Soberano Jr. vs Sádico & Taurus
2) Smaker & Starman vs Demonio Maya & Virus
3) Goya Kong, Luna Mágica, Silueta vs Hikaru, La Comandante, Tsukasa
4) Diamante, Gallo, Sagrado vs Malefico, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura
5) Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Super Porky vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Gallo and Okumura pick up their feud.
Hikaru (Shida) & Tsukasa (Fujimoto) are the REINA tag team champs, being sent here by their promotion to wrestle Goya and Luna (and Silueta, who is nice to see back.) This is a not a good use of everyone’s time. They’re supposed to be doing a tag title match sometime during this week.
CMLL (TUE) 07/03/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala, Höruz, Robin vs Camorra, Ramstein, Zayco
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Molotov, Super Halcon Jr. vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Hooligan
3) Eléctrico vs Pequeño Nitro [lightning]
4) Mr. Cacao, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Pólvora, Skándalo
5) Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpion, Volador Jr. vs Ángel de Oro, Máscara Dorada, Rush
6) Shocker vs Mr. Niebla
The chance of a double no-show in main event is amazingly high.
Rey Escorpion and Ultimo Guerrero may not be friends, but are Dragon Rojo & Rey Escorpion?
The last of Mr. Cacao’s matches.