photo by Black Terry Jr.

AAA RCH (THU) 06/27/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Alan Extreme & Imposible b Freelance & Saruman
2) Sexy Lady & Taya Valkyrie b La Jarochita & Lolita
3) Cuervo & Último Gladiador DQ Trauma I & Trauma II
Ultimo Gladiador replaced Espiritu. DQ when mystery masked men ran in and attacked the Traumas – it turned out to be Super Nova & Eterno, continuing their IWRG issues.
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
5) Cibernético, El Mesías, Electroshock b Daga, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween
Cibernetico wrestled in his mask. Piero was knocked down and Cibernetico fouled Perro (they both went for one, only Cibernetico connected) for the win.

Cibernetico came out wearing his mask. That’s usually the set up to someone pulling the mask off to reveal a bald head during the match, and maybe that’s what Cibernetico told people he was doing. Instead, he just wrestled in his mask the whole match. Cibernetico explained after that it’s been over five years since he lost his mask so he should be allowed and, if the commission wants to do something about it, they should do something about Silver King and Psicosis first. He has a point; lucha libre is better when people who lose their mask never get to wear it again, but forcing the issue to create some consistency is a good as well. The commission probably won’t do anything, or anything we’ll hear about. I don’t think this will carry over to AAA TV.

I still have no idea what RCH is. I’m not sure I need to know, so that’s fine.

AAA canceled Saturday’s Fusion TV taping. This one was just announced this past Monday, so it’s an oddly quick sprint from start to canceled. “Through no fault of our own company” is AAA’s only explanation. Fusion will have no new TV for the immediate future unless they start pulling matches (or they go back thru the library and pick out the few skipped over matches, assuming they were taped.)

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show is headlined by the latest Volador Jr. versus La Sombra match. This time, it’s for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Sombra’s expected to defend this title in Japan next month, so he should keep it tonight. Match should be great if past matches are any indication.

List of Sombra vs Volador matches

2010-08-30 (Puebla) Volador Jr. b La Sombra [MEX LH] video (first part)
2010-12-12 (Mexico) Volador Jr. b La Sombra - no video
2011-09-18 (Mexico) La Sombra b Volador Jr. [NWA WELTER] video
2012-01-22 (Korakuen) La Sombra b Volador Jr. [NWA WELTER] - video around if you look for it
2012-10-09 (Mexico) La Sombra TLDRAW Volador Jr. [lightning]  video
2012-10-15 (Puebla) Volador Jr. b La Sombra - video
2012-10-16 (Mexico) La Sombra b Volador Jr. - video
2013-02-15 (Mexico) La Sombra b Volador Jr. [Reyes del Aire]- video
2013-03-11 (Puebla) La Sombra b Volador Jr. - only a clip

Sombra leads, 5-3-1

Tonight’s show also should have the usual hair match challenges. CMLL’s running out of time if they’re planning on running this multi-man match a distance away from the expected Ultimo Guerrero/Atlantis mask match. Fuego faces Valiente and Vangelis faces Stuka in this round of En Busca de un Idolo. Hopefully the stream gets posted a little earlier this week; it was running at the usual time, but did not appear on the website until just before the Busca matches started.

Links