The kid is the host of Toma Libre, which airs before or after the late night rerun and always gets two billion commericals during lucha. I marked out for the cameo, then sought professional help.
The Tohoku title had passed up half the CMLL titles in importance via noteworthy defenses, so it’s sad to see it go.
Two weeks ago, Terrible busted open Shocker in the process of turning on his buddies. Last week, he completed the double by making Mascara Magica bleed but Magica beat him to win the trios match – so they’ll be meeting this week in a singles match. There’s already been hair/hair challenges thrown around and you gotta figure that’s where this one is headed long term, just not this week.
In a repeat – or a pattern? – the Guapos/Canek vs GdI/Terrible match again didn’t make TV. Maybe it’s some deal with Canek? Not sure.
Vampiro’s back in town, his first apperance after walking out of a NWA LH Title defense vs Black Warrior, fighting half the lockerroom in the process. So who do you team with when everyone else hates you? Pierroth and Tarzan, of course. They’re pushing that Warrior is only working with tecnicos but not one himself.
Arena Mexico, 04/09/04
Holligan/Sangre Azteca vs Tigre Blanco/Panther
Lightining Match: Star Boy vs Super Commando
Volador Jr/Safari/Alan Stone vs Super Crazy/Zumbido/Dr. X
Shocker/Satanico/Negro Casas/Felino vs GdI/Averno/Mephisto [!]
Mr. Niebla/Lizmark Jr./Black Warrior vs Tarzan Boy/Pierroth/Vampiro
Mascara Magica vs Terrible
Super Comando pulled off Star Boy’s mask last week, which is why the rematch.
Arena Coliseo’s Guapo U match of the week was Texano Jr/Brazo de Oro Jr./Brazo de Plato Jr. vs Maximo/Lobo Vikingo/Koreano. Sunday, they’re having an eight team tag tournament: Atlantis/Blue Panther vs Brazy de Oro/Ringo, Emilio/Scorpio, Violencia/Averno, Super Parka/Angel Azteca, Shocker/Olimpico, Mascara2K/Mexico, Arkangel/Nitro.
Arena Puebla had Ultimo vs Lizmark Jr. for the CMLL LH Title this past Monday night. Haven’t seen a result yet.
Tonight, Arena Coliseo de Acapulco’s top two matches are Villano IV/Villano V (c) vs Emilio/Scorpio for the UWA Tag Team titles, and Black Tiger/Universo 2K/Wagner Jr. vs Atlantis/Blue Panther/Hijo del Lizmark for the CMLL Trios titles.
Edit: Ovaciones indicated that Mepshito will defend Volador Jr. this Sunday but doesn’t say where. Since Coliseo’s lineup is posted, it’s likely the non-updated Guadalajara card. Hope that tape shows up with Alfredo.
The most intersting match last week involving a CMLL guy and an ex-one didn’t happen in CMLL ring; in a special bonus match, Antifaz del Norte defeated Damien 666 in the first post-intermission match on the WWE in Monterry card. Probably partly trying to fit in with the expected style, but I think it was a tryout for Antifaz as well. The one report I read/translated seemed to say that the fans gave the match a hard time because it wasn’t the style of wrestling they were there to see.
I think Antifaz sure has the look WWE likes, but Lizmark Jr. would make a far better WWE wrestler. But I’ve had that thought stuck in my head so long, I dunno if it still makes sense.