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CMLL (FRI) 11/09/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Sensei & Stigma b Bobby Zavala & Cholo
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pierrothito b Acero, Fantasy, Último Dragoncito
Acero replaced Astral, who was hurt in Guadalajara on Tuesday. Rudos took 1/3.
3) Sangre Azteca b Fuego [lightning]
Sangre beat Fuego in 5:30 with the counter dropkick.
4) Namajague, Puma King, Shigeo Okumura b Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr., Triton
CMLL.com has changed Puma King’s to simply “Puma”, though Radio CMLL still used Puma King. By any name, he continued to feud with Cometa and swapped pins in the first couple falls. Rudos took 2/3, Okumura getting away with a foul on Stuka.
5) Averno, Niebla Roja, Pólvora b Guerrero Maya Jr., La Sombra, Titán
Averno led his team to a straight fall win, pinning Titan in the second and challenging for his title.
6) Terrible, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. b Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush
Bufete del Amor had American football jerseys. Volador was dressed up like a Na’vi from Avatar. Rudos took 1/3. Terrible powerbombed Marco and submitted him to a half crab for the win.

Links

Sports website el Classical visits an Arena Mexico show, which turns in “what is this is lucha libre that I partially understand” piece. Guess which part stuck out the most to the author? Hint: involves a parrot.

Porra Fresa previews Mistico vs Mephisto.

Cronicas y Leyendas finds a video of Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 defending the national tag team belts versus MS-1 & Masakre from the mid 80s and a Espanto III hold.

R de Rudo has the second part of it’s look at mask losses in AAA, and musical luchadors. No mention of Amadeus???

CMLL Gaceta has stats on Diamante Azul and Polvora. The only person who was received a lower grade for technical ability than Polvora is Metal Blanco

Guerrero Maya Jr. & Relampago will be signing autographs at the Trauma stand on 11/24.

Very quick quote from La Vaquerita on her impending CMLL debut.

Lineups

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CMLL (FRI) 11/16/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Robin vs Camorra & Disturbio
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Super Halcon Jr. vs Hooligan, Raziel, Virus
3) Diamante vs Mephisto [lightning]
4) Diamante Azul, Rush, Shocker vs Felino, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.
5) Titán vs Averno [MEX WELTER]
Titan is the champion.
6) Atlantis, La Sombra, Mistico vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

This past week was a top tecnico trios vs three individual top rudos, this next week is a top rudo trio vs three individual top tecnicos.

Averno’s a real threat to dethroning Titan, but it’s a great showcase match for Titan. I think he retains, but I’m not at all certain about it.

If Rush is going on the next NJPW tour, then this is probably his last match here for a couple weeks.

Diamante vs Misterioso is a rematch from Sunday.

Cancerberos aren’t getting along with Arkangel, but never seem to have as many problems with Hooligan, another way in which Hooligan is great.