CMLL (MON) 08/27/2012 Arena Puebla [El Sol de Puebla, Porra Fresa]
1) Espiritu Maligno & King Jaguar b Black Tiger & Milenium
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Aereo, Niño de Acero, Shockercito DQ Pequeño Black Warrior, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Universo 2000
First match in Puebla for Nino de Acero since the knee injury that put him out for years. He did not seem nervous. Tecnicos took 1/3, rudos DQed for excessive violence.
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit
Tecnicas took 1/3.
4) Shigeo Okumura b Pegasso [lightning]
Okumura won with his brainbuster. Pegasso was strechered out.
5) Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Valiente b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos take 2/3.
6) Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rush DQ Hiroshi Tanahashi, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
Rush tried to jump Terrible, but Bucanero & Terrible got the best of him. Rudos took the first with a Tanahashi frog splash on Diamante Azul and a double armbar on Atlantis. Atlantis won the second with a Atlantida on Tanahashi. In the third, Azul pinned Terrible with a german suplex, Tanahshi beat Azul with the Sling Blade, and Tanahashi fouled Rush to avoid being beat. Rush challenged Tanahashi to a singles match in Puebla.
No Terrible/Tanahashi issues before their match this Friday. No lineup for next week yet, not sure if they’re actually doing Rush vs Tanahashi (which didn’t happen in the G1, they were in separate blocks.)
Luchadors have been regularly taken on a stretcher from Okumura and Kraneo’s brainbusters, and from other neck attack moves. No one seemed to think the Pegasso bit was out of the ordinary, but Pegasso did miss the next day’s show. Pegasso was limping noticeably last Tuesday, the actual injury could be his right knee injury flaring up again.
Attendance was way down. 20% may be optimistic. School has started and it is a 9 pm start, but it still was a huge drop off from the last month.
CMLL (TUE) 08/28/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Sádico & Thunder Boy b El Divino & Javier Cruz Jr.
2) Leo & Soberano Jr. b Èvola & Ráfaga
3) Goya Kong, Marcela, Tiffany DQ Amapola, La Comandante, Princesa Blanca
Goya replaced Dark Angel, as expected. Tiffany replaced Lluvia, as not expected. Lluvia missed a show in Monterrey this past Sunday; maybe her knee injury is flaring up? Tiffany turned on her team for and hit ref Edgar for the DQ.
4) Smaker b Barbaro Cavernario [OCCIDENTE MIDDLE]
Decision match for vacant championship. Seconds were Leo & Evola. Barbaro got his knees up on a top rope move to take the second fall, Smaker powerbombed Barbaro for the first, then Smaker submitted Barbaro in the third. Crowd saw it as an upset, maybe because of Barbaro’s recent hair match victories.
5) Atlantis & Shocker DQ Terrible & Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3. Terrible fouled Shocker, setting up a singles match next week
Fuego has a post match interview with Barbaro. The interesting part isn’t anything the luchador says, but the interviewer strongly saying Barbaro was better than Smacker in the title match (and not quite getting the rudo to say the same.)If people really were surprised Barbaro lost, it’d mean they didn’t know Raziel was originally supposed to go the final, and there really wasn’t any point in taking him out of the match.
Las Luchas showed how Barbaro actually got to the final, picking up with Fuego laying on the ramp and looking hurt after his elimination. Barbaro and Stuka were the last two, and Stuka decimated Barbaro with a tope and was having no problem with him in the ring until Barbaro dodged a dropkick and ref Loco Estrada got hit. Stuka almost immediately got a pin, but the ref called the DQ instead.
CMLL sent out a press release hyping up Friday’s trios tournament. In one of those things that illustrate that everyone who gets these things posts them without really reading them, the teams in the press release don’t exactly match the ones CMLL announced on their website. Mr. Niebla and Volador are out of the tournament – that can’t be a concidence – and Rey Bucanero is illogically on the Peste Negra team, while Black Warrior joins the Invasor squad.
I no longer believe there’s much of a shot of CMLL doing Niebla/Volador later next month. Pulling them from the trios tournament pushed it aside, and it doesn’t actually fit into the Anniversary show right now. Terrible/Rush will be main event, Cometa/Puma will likely be fourth and, based on all the promos, Mistico is surely going to be in the semimain. They’ve just been doing basic Mistico matches since his debut; something like teaming with Atlantis and La Mascara versus Ultimo Guerrero and some rudos fits, but Volador & Niebla really do not. That would leave them in the tercera at best, , not a good place to push something that’s supposed to main event a big show.
LEGEND announced the mystery people for their top two matches on 09/30:
4) Daga, Fenix, Magnus, Turbo vs Heddi Karaoui, Kansuke, Maya Balam, Zumbi [elimination]
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Alex Koslov, Chris Masters, Rocky Romero
Main event should be amusing. Semimain has a wide range of people involved. Kansuke is now Dowki in IWRG, and will probably be Dowki here. Magnus, still training in CMLL gyms and soon to be on CMLL affiliated El Luchador, has been pulled from shows featuring AAA wrestlers and I would not be surprised at all if that happened again here.
Meanwhile, Mistico says the crowd is about 50/50 behind him on most shows, and he’ll be a big focus of El Luchador. This is what he says about his friend Magnus:
Magnus es un buen compañero, un gran amigo que estimo muchísimo pero la verdad con este gran personaje que me acaban de otorgar pues cambio muchísimo la relación entre él y yo. Todo eso ustedes lo verán en esta serie y por eso le digo a toda la gente que lo espere muy pronto porque sé que les va a encantar y quizás después viene una tercera temporada. En esta segunda parte le eche todas las ganas para que la gente se dé cuenta de lo que en verdad era Dragon Lee. Hoy en día no se que haya pasado con Magnus, es una persona que no entiende, que no ha madurado pero igual lo quiero muchísimo y es un gran amigo.
Quick transation: Magnus has not matured but he’s still my friend and you’ll see more about us on the show.
IWRG’s Sunday card has changed. The Negro Navarro & Trauma I vs Hijo del Wagner & Hijo de LA Park match is now for the tag titles. Seems like Veneno won’t be back from Japan, because Freyser has been put in his spot in the semimian and Multifacetico takes the open spot in the tercera. Danny Casas, who had a rough time with the Traumas recently, is off the card and Oficial AK47 takes his place.
Angel Azteca Jr., missing from CMLL for the last few months, is listed on a show in Coahuila.
Mil Mascaras says he sleeps five hours a day, runs 3 to five miles, and paints. He also talks about drawing 22,000 to a mask match with El Halcon, with 10,000 more outside the building unable to get tickets.
SuperLuchas has had disturbing issues the last few weeks, so they’ve posted the last two editions online for free. Definitely worth checking out
Lucha Libre in Japan
(all from Puroresu Spirit)
08/30 NOAH: KENTA & Maybach Taniguchi [X] b Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin [O]
- Hijo del Pantera [O], Backpacker Joe & Lin Byron b Takuya Kito, Yusuke Kodama & Josh O’Brien [X]
- Veneno b Hoshito Takahashi
Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin vs Hijo del Pantera & Yusuke Kodama & Dave Finlay vs Ray Mendoza Jr. (!?!?!) have been announced for 09/20 WNC show.
CMLL (SUN) 09/02/2012 Arena Coliseo San Luis Potosi
1) Magico vs Bogar Jr.
2) Astral & Shockercito vs Gemelo Del Averno I & Gemelo Del Averno II
3) Dalis la Caribeña & Marcela vs Amapola & Princesa Blanca
4) Oro Azul & Sagrado vs Black Xtrem & Hijo del Signo
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Misterioso Jr., Rey Escorpión
Mistico tour comes to SLP.