IWRG (SUN) 08/12/2012 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
***Caravana de Campeones, 2012***
1) Golden Magic DQ Eterno [WWS WELTER]
Only WWS Welterweight Title was on the line. Seconds were Super Nova & Dinamic Black. Eterno won the first with a powerbomb, Golden Magic took the second with a 450 splash. Golden Magic has Eterno in a submission in the third fall, when the ref was distracted by both seconds. Eterno snuck in a foul and got the pin. However, Dinamic Black and the crowd convinced the referee (Grillo) that a foul happened, and got the finish overturned. Titles change hands by DQ, so Golden Magic is the new champ. Eterno ripped up his mask after the match.
2) Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 DRAW Hijo de LA Park [IWRG JUNIORS]
Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 was the champ. LA Park took the first fall, Mascara took the second, LA Park took out both of them with a huge tope. Both crawled back in, Park tried a suplex, Mascara turned into a cradle, and both were pinned for three. Mascara keeps the title on a draw.
3) Hijo de Pirata Morgan b Factor [Rey del Ring]
Factor was the champ, Pirata Morgan won the Gran Cruzada to get the shot. Moved from the main event. IWRG mentions newcomer Factor had the advantage in both size and experience. Pirata took 1/3 to win the match, submitting Factor in the last.
4) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro b Bestia 666, Damián 666, Súper Nova [EdM Trios]
Moved to the main event. Oficials came in with the belts. FdT took the first, Oficials the second. In the third, Bestia pinned Fierro, but AK-47 beat Bestia. Fierro hung around, and Damian smacked him in the head with a chair. Later, with Bestia and Nova arguing with the ref, Damian fouled 911, but Fierro snuck in an fouled Damian, putting 911 on top. Refs turned around and made the count for the Oficiales.
5) Cien Caras Jr. b X-Fly [IWRG IC HEAVY]
Cien was the champion. Bestia 666 was X-Fly’s second. No mention of Cien Caras’s second, but probably Hijo de Mascara Ano. X-Fly did a lot of flying to tire out the champ in the first and won that fall, but missed a plancha in the second and Cien Caras won the second. Just before the third started, the rest of FdT (Damian, Nova, Eterno) ran in and attacked Cien Caras Jr. However, Bestia wiped out X-Fly with a tope and Cien Caras Jr. took advantage for the win.
Black Terry Jr. has photos from an show Sunday in Neza that I haven’t even seen a lineup for. It appears to be a TV taping.
ColiseoMania I‘s tickets run from 250 to 20 ($19US to $1.50US) Also, Hombre de Negro takes credit for bringing in Piraat Morgan.
LuchaWorld recaps last night’s Arena Coliseo show.
Lucha Libre in Japan
08/13 NOAH: Super Crazy b Masao Inoue
NJPW announced Mascara Dorada & Averno would appear on their next tour. Those shows run from 09/07 to 09/22, with a PPV on 09/23. That would probably mean both would miss the Anniversary show. They’d could make it if it’s 09/29 (or 09/01!), and we don’t know when it is yet.
In trade, CMLL will be getting Prince Devitt & Taichi for a while. Devitt will be in from 09/12 & 10/08, while Taichi’s stay is more undetermined. He starts on 09/05 but his return date is TBD.
Devitt defending the NWA title as semimain on the Anniversary show (with the main event as a cage match) seems about right. Volador is going in the cage with Niebla, he’s out. Averno is going to Japan, so Sombra’s probably not getting in the cage and Sombra/Devitt would be very good.
Taichi currently is breaking up with tag team partner TAKA Michinoku. The two have a singles match on the 08/22 Kaientai Dojo show where the loser is kicked out of their larger group. It also happens to be an anniversary match for TAKA and it’s before Taichi leaves the country, so you know how that one’s going. I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want Taichi to be their lackey, he seems very good at it. Taichi in CMLL means Yellow Fever has a full trios team again, though I’d kick Okumura of the team and hang out with Signo if I was them. I’d bet it also means Taichi returning with Namajague for revenge by 2013. (And that team will be fantastic.)
CMLL (SUN) 08/19/2012 Arena Coliseo
1) Genesis & Höruz vs Guerrero Negro Jr. & Herodes Jr.
2) Fantasy, Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Universo 2000, Pequeño Warrior
3) Pegasso, Starman, Stigma vs Cancerbero, Hooligan, Nitro
4) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Misterioso Jr. [lightning]
5) Diamante, Super Porky, Valiente vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
6) Ángel de Oro, La Máscara, La Sombra vs Felino, Negro Casas, Rey Escorpión
Olimpico hasn’t wrestled in Mexico City in six weeks, since when the Invasors lost to Love Buffet for the trios titles. Maybe there’s just one extra Invasors spot and he and Morphosis are splitting it.
Misterioso poses some tactical difficulties for Guerrero Maya. It’s going to be tough to get him up for the Sacrifica Maya. Also, Misterioso likes slapping people hard in the chest, and Maya often falls over backwards like a tree when slapped particularly hard. I’m sure Maya will find a way!
Stigma’s appearance will get more attention, but Cancerberos and Tuareg teaming is a bigger story. Perhaps they signed a truce after their latest battle.
There’s been a Guerrero Negro Jr. wrestling around Monterrey at least as far back as 2004 (and possibly longer.) There’s also one in Acapulco, the same group with Black Silver Jr. There may be a few different people using the name “Genesis”; one around Mexico City, one in Hidalgo (maybe same one), one in SLP, one in La Laguna, one longer ago in Tijuana. There was a Genesis as a regular in 1993-4 Arena Coliseo Acapulco, this is probably not him.
CMLL (SUN) 08/19/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Brillante & El Tapatío vs El Piraña & Relampago Azul
2) Halcon de Plata & Metatrón vs Espectrum & Infierno
3) Esfinge, León Blanco, Smaker vs Acertijo, In Memoriam, Mr. Trueno
4) Máximo & Rush vs Exterminador & Mr. Niebla
5) Titán vs Dragón Rojo Jr.
I’ve seen that main event! Titan has a better chance here.