IWRG (THU) 11/01/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, The Gladiatores]
***Castillo del Terror, 2012***
1) Mini Super Astro & Voladorcito b Bracito De Plata & Mini Psicosis
Mini Psicosis replaced Mr. Aguilita
2) Amazona, Fenix (AAA), Ludark Shaitan b Cristal, La Sádica, Pasion Kristal
AAA’s Fenix led his team to victory. Ladies were said to look better. Straight falls.
3) Araña de Plata Jr., Dragón Celestial, La Cobra, Matrix Jr., Relampago, Serpiente de Oro, Sky Ángel, Violencia Jr. b Alan Extreme, Centvrión, Comando Negro, Dinamic Black, Eterno, Golden Magic, Imposible, Saruman [Copa High Power]
FILL 1st Generacion vs FILL 2nd Generacion rematch. Arana de Plata Jr. replaced Electro Boy. Sky Angel fell on a dive. Cobra gave Saruman a piledriver, and Saruman needed medical attention. Cobra submitted Comando Negro for the upset win.
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown DQ Cien Caras Jr., Espíritu, Heddi Karaoui [lumberjack strap]
Karoui’s return from concussion. Straight falls for the Clowns. Cien fouled Psycho, which sets up another title match.
5) Oficial Fierro L Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Trauma I, Spartan, Oficial 911, Factor, Trauma II, Carta Brava Jr., el Ángel, Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo de LA Park [cage, mask]
Luchadors were required to fight for 10 minutes prior to leaving. Spartan, a popular pick to lose, was first out, followed by Trauma II, Factor, Hijo de Dr. Wagner, Fierro, Hijo de LA Park, Hijo de Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Trauma I (hurting, Pirata tried to pull him back in, Trauma II threw a beer in Pirata’s face), and Pirata. That left Carta Brava Jr., Angel and 911. Fierro came back in here to help 911 escape, but was left behind. Carta Brava Jr. escaped next, but Fierro came back in himself to help 911. 911 & Fierro destroyed Angel, who did manage to get free to dive on them from the top of the cage. 911 escaped, tried to hit Angel with a chair to knock him off the cage, but hit his partner instead. 911 was very sad and offered to unmask instead of Fierro, but the commission said no. Fierro is Fernando Montes Martínez, from Mexico City, 38 years old, and 13 years a wrestler. Oficial 911 is the only masked wrestler left in his trio.

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This is the second time Oficial Fierro has lost his mask in IWRG. 7 years ago, Ultra Mega was unmasked at a year end show, giving the same name. This is the first time Angel has won a mask under that identity. The match will air on TVC Deportes this weekend, and on their YouTube channel early next week.

All time Castilo del Terror losers
2012: Oficial Fierro
2011: King Drako
2010: Arlequin Negro (II)
2009: Jack
2008: Arlequin
2007: Enterrador 2000
2006: Macho II
2005: Cerebro Negro
2004: Mega
2003: Comando Alfa (uncertain if it was a cage)
2002: Karma
2001: no match?
2000: Super Mega

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show is headlined with the first Ultimo Guerrero vs Rey Escorpion match. CMLL’s been teasing  this match since they paired the two in last year’s Forjando un Idolo tournament, and it’s a big opportunity for the youngster. It’s also a chance for Ultimo Guerrero to wrestle the same match he does every singles match, move for move. Semimain has TTT (Tiger, Terrible, Tonga) vs Atlanits, Sombra, Rush. Titan and Polvora cross paths in the fourth match.

CMLL announced Televisa was moving their show for this week only. Instead of the usual 3 pm Saturday afternoon slow, they’ll air at 5:30 pm Central on Sunday (heads up with the Terra show.) This probably means those of us in the US are out of luck. As LLL has pointed out in the comments, Galavision US seems to be taping the show directly off Televisa (Galavision Mexico)’s airing, then cutting it up for the extra two commercial breaks. If it doesn’t air in Mexico, Galavision can’t tape it. I would’ve thought, in 2012, CMLL or Televisa would just be sending a file to the US channel (especially since the show is done well in advance of airing), but stuff like the Mexican lottery numbers slipping on screen show that’s not the case.

This probably means AAA – airing right after CMLL – is pre-empted and moved to some other time, but they’ve said nothing as of the time I’m posting this. No online TV listings I’ve looked at – including Televisa’s own site – mentions this change. CMLL says everything goes back to normal next week.

Tinieblas Jr. has a new website. It has a store, allowing money to be exchange for goods. Crazy! Don’t see any mention of shipping costs, so you may want to check into that before ordering your Tinieblas mug.

NJPW and CMLL announced FantasticaMania would be a 3 day event for the first time ever, running 01/18 to 01/20. They’ve announced the talent list in the middle of November the last couple of years (the same press conference which also announced the end of year show), so we should have more info in a few weeks.

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