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CMLL (FRI) 09/07/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLLKaiser Sports (rest)Kaiser Sports (title)]
1) Camorra & Inquisidor b Höruz & Soberano Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
2) Arkángel de la Muerte, Nosferatu, Skándalo b Metálico, Pegasso, Starman
Metalico replaced Angel Azteca, as hinted in CMLL’s preview. Rudos won 1/3, Skandalo pinning captain Pegasso in both falls.
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Marcela DQ Amapola, Lady Apache, Tiffany
Dark Angel was listed but never actually appearing on the show. Estrellita took her spot. Tecnicas took 1/3. Marcela and Tiffany resumed feuding; Marclea was DQed for excessive violence on Tiffany in the second, Tiffany for the same in the the world.
4) Euforia b Sagrado [lightning]
Euforia won in 7:44 via Euforica Special.
5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Taichi b Black Warrior, La Máscara, Negro Casas, Valiente [cibernetico]
Elimintions went Namajague (by Valiente), Warrior (Taichi), Valiente (Okumura), Okumura (Negro Casas), Negro Casas (Tanahashi), Taichi (Mascara), Mascara (Tanahashi). Mascara had Tanahashi in the campana, but Taichi distracted the ref. Tanahashi let go, and Tanahshi droppped him and frog splashed him for the win.
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush b Dragón Rojo Jr., Rey Escorpión, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS]
Ultimo Guerrero was not getting along with his teammates the whole way. Dragon Rojo won the first with a plancha and he and Rey Escorpion celebrated without UG. Rudos screwed up and tecnicos took the second. Marco surprised UG in the third to pin him and keep the titles. Rey Escorpion went after UG following the loss. Dragon Rojo (who teams with UG next week) broke it up and UG sadly walked away.

In post matches interviews, Marco noted this fifth defense was easier due to the rudo team not getting along, but they’re also in great form as a team. Maximo again offered to welcome Ultimo Guerrero to the tecnicos idea, though Rush felt different and wanted to fight UG in a mask vs hair match. Rush wants to fight everyone.

The CMLL Pequeno Estrellas told Universal that they were disappointed when CMLL did nothing for the division’s 20th Anniversary. The ones quoted sound unhappy and frustrated, but are careful to not be antagonistic towards CMLL. Demus notes Pequeno Valiente and Stukita have not been given debut dates, and that Bam Bam is back (!) but hasn’t been used.

There’s something odd here; I’ve been under the impression Pierrothito and Pequeno Olimpico are the two guys in charge of the pequeno estrellas division (in a wild coincidence, they both have title belts), and they’re among the quoted group unhappy about CMLL not using the minis in meaningful roles. However, CMLL definitely is using some of them in ongoing roles: Astral and Pequeno Nitro just had their mask match feud, and Mercurio and Fantasy seem headed to their own. Neither of those feuds are brought up in the article, even though the first mask match took place around the Anniversary date and seemed to be meant as that celebrations. It suggests there either some sort of split in the group, or the people who were in charge lost their power in recent shake ups.

Apolo Dantes says Gallo is debuting in Arena Puebla on Monday. He’s not on the listed card for that show. Maybe he takes Metalico’s spot since Metalico took the Friday spot?

Soul Rocker says he’s part of a trio of great danger. Soul is identified here as the one who got hurt in their debut match, which means the names do not match up like we thought they did during the match (and Soul is now probably Tito.)

DTU launched their YouTube channel with footage from their November 2010 Bipolar show. The video looks TVC Deportes produced – did they still have the show on TVC Deportes at that point? I forget.

An October Arena Quertaro show features both AAA & Familia de Tijuana wrestlers (though not Perros del Mal ones.)

Mini Charly Manson is gunning for Mascarita Dorada.

Crazy Star talks about wrestling in Japan.

The Polideportivo de CU school brought in AAA luchadors for a welcome back to school show for the kids.

Lucha Libre in Japan

09/08 NOAH: Super Crazy, Ricky Marvin [O] & Kaiser b Zack Sabre, Jr., Ross Von Erich [X] & Marshall Von Erich

09/08 NJPW: Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA, Alex Shelley & Mascara Dorada [O] b Low Ki, Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov & Averno [X] – after the match, Dorada took Koslov’s hat and did the hat dance!

The poster for NJPW’s Junior Heavyweight league (end of October/early November) includes a picture of Negro Casas as the sole Mexican representative. Taichi is on the poster; Namajague is not. Adjust your wagers for Sunday’s title match accordingly.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 09/13/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Centvrión vs Imposible
2) Golden Magic & Saruman vs Carta Brava Jr. & Comando Negro
3) Dinamic Black, La Cobra, Veneno vs Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Chicano
4) Oficial AK47 vs Temerario Infernal [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Oficial AK47 is the champion
5) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Oficial 911, Súper Nova

The two who cost each other their hair this past Thursday face off in a title match next Thursday.