IWRG (THU) 09/13/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Centvrión b Imposible
2) Carta Brava Jr. & Comando Negro b Golden Magic & Saruman
3) Dinamic Black, La Cobra, Veneno b Alan Extreme, Black Terry, Chicano
Cobra pinned Chicano, still wants a title match.
4) Oficial AK47 b Temerario Infernal [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Oficial AK47 took 2/3 to win the match and keep his title.
5) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Oficial 911, Súper Nova DQ Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
Rudos took 1/3, Wagner tossing his mask to Negro Navarro to draw the DQ.
The anniversary show is tonight at 8:30 pm. I’ll have live coverage here, including a chat, probably starting a little bit before then and going until the end of the show.
Recent major shows
Dos Leyendas 2011: 10,500
La Mascara vs Averno: 13,500
2011 Anniversario: 8,400
Blue Panther vs Felino: 6,400
Dos Leyendas 2012: 11,200
Infierno en el Ring 2012: 9,200
Mistico’s debut: 12,600 (includes people from the previous week and possibly other shenanigans)
I haven’t really thought about what would be a good total. It’s a big show, but it’s two years since they’ve sold out. It’s a bigger overall show then Averno vs La Mascara, but the build to that match was a little stronger. The other shows at Arena Mexico remain at a low level.
Tickets seem to be selling well. The first two ‘rings’ around the ring are sold out (at least on Tickemaster.) Last time I checked, the closest you could sit was 8th row in the third ring. It’s the middle tickets that seem to sell the slowest. Even on the least attended shows, CMLL seems to sell a decent amount of ringside and cheap tickets, and the cheap tickets should move even quicker with the heavily promoted children’s discount.
Rey Escorpion wants no reconciliation; he’s onto bigger and better things. Escorpion feels Ultimo Guerrero used to be one of the best luchadors in CMLL, but isn’t any more and no longer has the spark or adrenaline of a true rudo like Rey Escorpion. Rey Escorpion notes he and Ultimo Guerrero have explosive tempers (while Dragon Rojo can keep his in check), so they’re just not built to get along.
CMLL’s Sunday show will technically begin an hour early at 4pm, though it’s just an extra hour of live music before the show.
- Terra.com has a gallery of CMLL photos, the ones they use to promote the stream, including Diamante in his even-more-knockoff silver Santo gear.
- Loco Max talks about moving to the independents, is very much Loco Max.
- Rompe Huesos looks at Atlantis on Anniversary shows.
- Mascara Sagrada Jr. talks about the IWL show this weekend.
- There was an Arena Coliseo Monterrey show after all.
Lucha Libre in Japan
09/14 ZERO1: Jonathan Gresham b Siicodélico Jr. [Tenkaichi Jr, quarterfinal]
AAA (SUN) 09/16/2012 Arena Neza
1) Belial & Diabolus vs Blaster & Ceiya
2) Pantera, Polvo de Estrellas, Skayde vs Dr. Cerebro, Mike Segura, Pasion Kristal
3) Brazo Jr. vs Dralion, Black Thunder, Argos, Comando Negro, Gran Markus Jr., Barba Roja, Turbo, Henry, Neza Kid, Drago, Guerrero Mixtico, Argenis, Dinamic Black [cage, mask]
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul, Coco Rojo
Interesting cage match, except the Brazo always loses.
LMV (SAT) 10/06/2012 Arena Loepz Mateos
1) La Hiedra & Miss Janeth vs La Seductora & Sahori
2) Pantera & Perseus vs Barba Roja & Fishman Jr.
3) El Pulpo & Villano III vs May Flowers & Pimpinela Escarlata and Sangre Chicana & Sangre Chicana Jr. and Coco Amarillo Jr. & Coco Rojo and Brazo de Platino & Super Brazo and Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan [Copa de Parejas Luchas 2000]
4) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón vs Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero
5) Mil Mascaras vs El Hijo del Solitario [IWA HEAVY]
That main event may draw, but is a horrible idea.