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CMLL (FRI) 04/26/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
***Arena Mexico 57th Anniversary***
1) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Skándalo b Metálico, Sensei, Soberano Jr.
Metalico and Signo appear to still be feuding.
2) Ephesto, Felino, Mephisto b Ángel de Oro, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Rudos took 1/3
3) Boby Zavala & Rey Escorpión b Atlantis & Hombre Bala Jr. [Gran Alternativa, final]
Bobby Zavala got a Revolucinarios sombrero to go with his Rey Escorpion t-shirt. Team Zavala took falls 1/3 to win the tournament. Small trophies were handed out.
4) Rey Cometa b Namajague [hair]
Seconds were the same partners from Dos Leyendas, Okumura & Stuka. Japanese jumped Cometa, and Namajague took fall 1 with a powerbomb. Cometa came back with a stage moonsault and an armbar to take fall 2. After a long third fall, Cometa landed the 450 splash to take Namajague’s hair. Namajague did not fight the decision, and had his hair cut off.
5) Averno b Mistico [MEX WELTER]
Moved to the semimain. Finals of a cibernetico last week to determine a new champion. Seconds were Sombra & Mephisto. Mistico got a good early start, but was put down by a Devil’s Wings in the first. Mistico came back with an armabr (La Mistica II) in the second. Third fall was very long, but ended in what was expected – a La Mistico. However, Tirantes was distracted, and the rudos conspired to foul Mistico. Averno covered him and won the championship. 71st champion. Averno is the 71st known champion.
6) Terrible, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. DQ La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Rush
Moved to main event and wrapped up quick because the other matches went long. Rudos took 1/3, Rush fouling Terrible in the third.

I had Mephisto fouling Mistico last night based on RadioCMLL, but the pictures show it was Averno.

Attendance was at regular show levels. Maybe even less than that. The fans who swell CMLL from 4,000 to 12,000 see Arena Mexico as the cathedral of lucha libre, but they’re also the people who only show up at their church on the big holidays. Tonight wasn’t Christmas or Easter to them.

AAA tapes tonight in Chilpancingo. The poster lists it as an Evolucion taping, but it seems to have more stars like a full TV taping than the single brands ones. The Cibernetico/Perro feud continues in the main event, but it’s also about time for AAA to start pointing the way towards some of the other matches on TripleMania.

Todo x el Todo also returns for it’s monthly show. The main event is a La Migra versus a trio of Mexican rivals: Hijo del Santo, Hijo del Solitario, and Dr. Wagner Junior. My hunch is the Mexicans can not get along and La Migra escapes with a win. LA Park hasn’t been mentioned since the press conference but teased he’d make an appearance here as well. They’re also building towards Shu el Guerrero vs Super Muneco, for some reason.

CMLL 52MX is airing the top 3 matches from last Sunday.

Pequeno Black Warrior is running a show this Sunday to help offset costs of operations for his special needs daughter. He’s got a good lineup.

Rey Escorpion defeated Morelos luchador Criss Boy in a hair vs hair match this past Saturday.

Rob has highlights of 03/01/08 AAA.

Bill has highlights of 03/22/12 IWRG.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

CMLL Gaceta previews Sunday’s Arena Mexico card.

Porra Fresa previews Monday’s card.

Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero heads to Tijuana on 05/31. They’re the young guys working the semimain under Mil Mascaras &  Rayo de Jalisco vs Canek & Cien Caras (appears to be Cien Caras Jr.)

Lineup for a Kid’s Day show Saturday includes Cisne, who I haven’t seen mentioned since he dropped out of CMLL.

Lineups

CMLL (FRI) 05/03/2013 Arena Mexico
***Atlantis 30th Anniversary***
1) Oro Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
3) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
4) Blue Panther, Rush, Super Porky vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger
5) Atlantis vs Averno
6) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Thunder vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero

Bobby Zavala celebrates his win by getting the week off. That’s different. Only the Cometa/Namajague feud is followed up on (and there’s maybe still one more match to go with that, because they Okumura & Namajague still have the Arena Coliseo Tag Team championship.) Opener looks very good.