photo by Black Terry Jr.

LLUSA (SUN) 04/14/2013 Citizen Banks Arena, Ontario, California [Carlos, So Cal Uncensored]
Attendance: 1550
1) Mini Park & Vladimiro b Celestial & Pequeño Halloween
May not be the Mexico Celestial; name was unclear.
2) Dr. Pepper Man b Psicosis II
Dr. Pepper Man may have also been named El Nuevo Macho and might have been Rocky Romero.
3) Súper Nova b Super Crazy
Crazy played to the crowd a lot.
4) La Máscara b Mr. Águila
5) Hurricane Helms DQ Lizmark Jr.
Lizmark looked out of shape. Bad match.
6) Blue Demon Jr. & Solar I b Jon Rekon & RJ Brewer
A mini Demon helped out the tecnicos, but was attacked by Rekon. Entertaining main event. Tecnicos put a Solar mask on Brewer, and Rekon accidentally pinned him.

Although the show sounds long and not exactly lucha, I’m kind of amused this might be the easy way to see some CMLL guys without going to Mexico (or LA.) Lucha Libre USA’s website has a venue list for the rest of the tour. They’re going from the Alamodome in San Antonio to the Odeum Expo Center in (or more 30 minutes outside of) Chicago for the next show. There’s a smaller theatre in the Alamodome facility where the show actually is happening. The Odeum has a seating capacity of 5,000 people, but I’ve seen GALLI shows there with a lot less people than that. The Odeum site does not list the LLUSA show on their upcoming schedule, yet. Same is true of the Dallas show, but all the April venues are advertising their show dates.

 

DTU (SAT) 04/13/2013 Autolvado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), GL]
***Puerta a La Gloria (Saturday)***
1) Jhonky b Hellboy, Artikus, Atomik Star
Extreme Boy was listed but did not participate.
2) Araña de Plata & Pequeno Cobra b Kaleth & Slayer Pack
3) Gemelo De Chilpancingo I & Gemelo De Chilpancingo II b Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano
4) Hormiga b Príncipe Halcón
5) Paranoiko b Super Mega, Comando Negro, Jorge Kebrada, Eterno
6) Crazy Boy, Lanzeloth, Nino Hamburguesa b Ángel Del Futuro, Ángel del Misterio, Jinzo
7) Eita, Flamita, Tomahawk T.T. b CIMA, Hacker, Rocky Lobo

 

DTU (SUN) 04/14/2013 Arena Aficion [Criterio Hidalgo, GL]
***Puerta a La Gloria (Sunday)***
1) Jhonky b Artikus, Hellboy, Yuta
Yuta, a Dragon Gate trainee making his debut anywhere, replaced Extreme Boy. He was said to have a great debut.
2) Gemelo De Chilpancingo I & Gemelo De Chilpancingo II b Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo
3) Araña de Plata & Pequeno Cobra b Kaleth & Nino Hamburguesa and Jorge Kebrada & Slayer Pack
4) Hacker b Príncipe Halcón, Jinzo, Angel del Misterio
5) Super Mega b Eita, Paranoiko, Black Fire, Hormiga
Super Mega defeated Black Fire to win. Both want a shot at Pesadilla (listed but did not appear) and his championship.
6) Crazy Boy & Flamita b CIMA & Tomahawk T.T. and Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano
Flamita landed a triple tornillo on Tomahawk to give his team the win.

DTU Results! Tecnico/rudo status are guesses as usual. CIMA did a seminar before the second show (and maybe the first.) Flamita had a good weekend.

FMLL (SUN) 04/14/2013 Coliseum, El Paso, Texas [Albert Cerda]
Attendance: 2000
2) Hijo de Impostor Jr., Impostor Jr., Maquina 45 Jr. b Acertijo, Galáctico, Tiger Man
3) Hijo de Rey Misterio II & Stuka Jr. b Cobarde Jr. & Magno
Stuka replaced La Mascara (LLUSA)
4) El Hijo Del Santo & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. DQ Angel Blanco Jr. & Cien Caras Jr.
Cien Caras fouled Rayo for DQ.
5) Atlantis & LA Park b Dr. Wagner Jr. & Último Guerrero
Tecnicos won clean. The middle rope broke before the third fall of the finish.

The main event gave them a chance to tease a four way mask match. Not happening.

CMLL (MON) 04/15/2013 Arena Puebla [El Popular (cover)]
1) Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo Jr. b El Malayo & Siki Ozama Jr.
Malayo’s Arena Puebla debut.
2) Metálico, Starman, Stigma DQ Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Skándalo
Metalico pulled rival Signo’s mask for the DQ.
3) Misterioso Jr., Morphosis, Vangelis b Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado
4) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada b Ephesto, Mephisto, Psicosis
Tecnicos beat all the rudos in the third.
5) Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Mistico DQ Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Rematch from last week. Tecnicos took 2/3, the last when Dragon Rojo fouled Sombra. This sets up a singles rematch between them.

Main event is a left turn from the Rey Escorpion/Mistico match set up last week.

AAA’s revealed the Cordoba taping will be the first AAA Evolucion show. Evolucion is the Dorian/Konnan branch of AAA. Unsure how this actually works on TV (Evolucion is supposed to be UTDN only), or if this means these guys are dedicated to the Evolucion brand. I guess I’ll be keeping track of that. The lineup itself is as posted earlier. Enrique mentioned last night that the Chilpancingo taping is also an Evolucion taping.

Today’s Arena Mexico show has a La Mascara, Mascara Dorada and Sombra vs Averno, Mephisto and Ephesto main event, the return of a great 2011 rivalry. CMLL has the annual Kid’s Day show two weeks from today, and maybe a main event for that show will come of this main event. The CMLL Gaceta preview notes Super Comando returns in the segunda, facing the man who broke his ribs, Super Halcon Jr.

Both the Perros del Mal Arena Lopez Mateos event and the Hector Garza benefit show at Arena Solidaridad are taking place this Sunday. Both are supposed to include a mystery Perro del Mal in the main event. Ricky Marvin is probably the one in Arena Lopez Mateos, but not so sure about the other one. Daga looks to be the only Perros del Mal man not booked on either show, but there’s no reason to hide Daga’s identity. Maybe AAA had a plan of introducing another new Perros del Mal member last night, since a taping is the only place to do it, or it could just be more general changing plans.

Dralion won the NGX King of the Death Match tournament, and will get a shot at Extreme Tiger’s NGX championship. Ludark won the new NGX Women’s championship on the same show.

Rob has highlights of 03/19/13 CMLL.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lucha Libre in Japan

04/14 Stardom: Mil Mascaras [O], Yuzupon Mask, Iotica b Black Tiger [X], Passion 7, Mayucica
This was show 2 of a double header; Dark Angel won both her matches on the same day. She was masked as Sarita on the all-mask second show.

Links

  • Atlantis crows about beating Ultimo Guerrero in the Gran Alternativa, says his mask will look great in his trophy case.
  • The Gladiatores has interviews with Danny Casas (re:Eterno) & Texano Jr. (re:Heavy Metal) from Sunday’s IWRG show.
  • AAA & DTU luchadors performed at an electronics recycling drive.
  • Damian 666 is listed as working tonight in Arena Aficion, which would be his first non-TJ bookings since December.

Lineups

DTU KBW (FRI) 04/19/2013 Auditorio Americo Villarreal Guerra de Ciudad Madero
1) Jc Maclean, Keira, Princesa Metalica vs Black Fury, Guerrera Negra, Zuzu Divine
2) Artikus & Jorge Kebrada vs Hellboy & Jhonky
3) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano vs Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo and Ninja De Oro & Partiarca
4) Angel del Misterio, Arsenal, Black Fire, Bunker vs King Metal, Nino Hamburguesa, Principe Halcon, Sadico (KBW)
5) Black Master & Dark Misterio vs Paranoiko & Pesadilla and Araña de Plata Jr. & Cíclope
6) Flamita vs Jinzo, Crazy Boy, Okuzono, Drastik Boy, ? [DTU AI]
mystery wrestler is from KBW
7) Violento Jack vs Joe Lider, Disturbio (KBW), Aeroboy [KBW EXTREMO]

A busy month for DTU continues with an co-promoted show with local promotion KBW.

CMLL (SUN) 04/21/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Magnus & Oro Jr. vs Camorra & Zayco
2) Diamante, Starman, Stigma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
3) Fuego, Metálico, Tritón vs Puma, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
4) Valiente vs Pólvora [lightning]
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Shocker vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
6) Atlantis, Blue Panther, Mistico vs Negro Casas, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr.

Still seems to be heading to a Volador/Mistico singles match.

Magnus relegated to the opener!

CMLL (MON) 04/22/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Dinámikoo vs Centauro de Fuego & Fuerza Chicana
2) Asturiano, Bengala, Leono vs Espiritu Maligno, Inquisidor, Taurus
3) Pegasso, Stigma, Super Halcón Jr. vs Hooligan, Nitro, Nosferatu
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Sagrado vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Virus
5) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Rush vs Felino, Terrible, Volador Jr.
6) La Sombra vs Dragón Rojo Jr.
non-title

La Sombra vs Dragon Rojo is making a case for being the 2013 version of La Mascara vs Volador.