IWRG (WED) 02/26/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (Flickr), Estrellas del Ring, IWRG, The Gladiatores]
1) Sky Ángel b Onix
2) Rayan & Spartan b Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
3) Aztlán, Kanon, Skayde, Vortize b Black Terry, Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I
Skayde team won without controversy this time.
4) Dr. Cerebro, Relámpago, Veneno b Fuerza Guerrera, Trauma I, Trauma II
Tecnicos took 1/3. Trauma II cheated to win the second, Doc did the same in the third.
5) Súper Nova b Eterno [NWA OLD LH]
Nova took falls 1/3. Eterno was about to finish him with a Styles Clash, but Nova blocked it and reversed into a cavernaria variation for the win. Super Nova keeps the title, 2nd? defense

I was very confused when I saw Black Terry Jr.’s photos on flickr this morning – I’m still not used to Wednesday IWRG at all.

CMLL Press Conference

Rush and Shocker will face off on March 21st in a hair versus hair match as the main event of Dos Leyendas. Negro Casas, currently in a sling, will sit this one out and face the winner at a later date. All three signed contracts and surprisingly did not come to blows (though it was a close call.) Rush was more respectful than usual, but still set Shocker off. Rush versus Shocker is a battle between guys who’ve never lost their hair; everyone would’ve expected Casas to lose if he was in a three way match, so this should be a bigger draw. The idea is Negro is hurt and unable to be in the match, but they’ve also said he’ll be back before then.

Marcela and Dalys were also announced for a title match on Dos Leyendas, but both ended up demanding a hair match and getting that instead. Lucky they had contracts ready!

It will also be have the final of Parajes Incriedble tournament. That will kick off next week, with blocks on 03/07 and 03/14. Teams announced: La Sombra & Ultimo Guerrero, Terrible & Marco Corleone, Maximo & Rey Escorpion, Mr. Niebla & Atlantis. Titan and Mascara Dorada were up there to have their partners announced as well, but whoever their rudo partners aren’t weren’t there and weren’t announced. That part was strange.

The other three matches will probably the usual filler of getting guys onto the show. There was no suggestion of a legend’s match this year. Terra may air the whole show and it may be TV Azteca’s first TV show, but there was no official mention of any of that during the press conference.

Non Dos Leyendas announcements:

  • A Copa Bobby Bonales will take place on 03/14 (Friday). It sounded like Negro Casas, Atlantis and Blue Panther would be involved. They ran one of these before, and it was simply a trios match (that ended in DQ.) Now I remember, thanks to the CMLL Gaceta recap – this is less a match or tournament, and more an award that’s handed out.
  • A Gen 14 vs Gen 13 cibernetico will take place on 03/25 (Tuesday). Metalico is on the Gen13 team (taking Genesis’ spot, I guess – it’s not officially Gen13, but all the other guys are from that class.) It’s a 16 man field, and the final 8 will advance to En Busca de un Idolo. That starts on 04/04 (Friday)
  • Syuri is headed to CMLL in April. They’ll hold a cibernetico at some point, and the winner will get a match on 04/14 against Syuri for her triple crown of championships
  • Mascara Dorada is headed to Taiwan for NJPW. Those shows are 04/12 & 04/13. He’s the only Mexican on the tour. He’s probably on the NJPW tour soon after, but that was not said.
  • There will be a music performance before the 04/27 show (Sunday, probably Arena Mexico)

If Hechicero makes the En Busca de un Idolo field, the Hechicero is going to win all fan voting. CMLL should carefully decide how they want to proceed with that (or not, and the best guy can just win.)  It would also be nice if the final episode of Season 2 aired somewhere, anywhere, and the TV situation was handled better this year.

Other News

Konnan was on Figure Four Daily (subscribers only). He didn’t drop a lot of info, but there was some interesting stuff. On the US front, he said “there are a lot of little changes going on” with the El Rey/AAA and he’ll know more in a couple of weeks.

In an aside about iPPV – they’re still hoping to get Rey de Reyes on the internet but the deal isn’t done – Konnan mentioned the second iPPV would be Verano de Escandlo in June. That’s the first AAA’s said anything about a show in June, but it fits perfectly with Marisela Pena’s comment about AAA running five major events this year. It also breaks up the long gap between Rey de Reyes in March and TripleMania not until August. Essentially, AAA’s flipping the months of TripleMania and Verano de Escandalo for whatever reason.

Konnan also confirmed Maximo is NOT coming to AAA. “We’ve talked to him a couple times, [he says] ‘I want to jump, I want to jump’ and then he never does.” Konnan theorized people end up staying with CMLL because NJPW must pay well for the guys who go, money from sponsorships (the 3M shirt Sombra wears), and there already being so much talent in AAA that they’re afraid of being lost.

Konnan would not confirm or deny Sin Cara is under the mask, but mentions ‘he heard’ Sin Cara is under a non-compete until May so AAA definitely couldn’t use him before then. Konnan also said “The original surprise that was supposed to be in Juan de la Barrera will be in Rey de Reyes.”

I don’t know what to make of that. Sin Cara is obviously the surprise, was the guy under the mask, and makes sense to be revealed at Rey de Reyes, but the non-compete is news to me and seems to prevent him from actually appearing as Sin Cara. The only work around I can figure is convincing him not to be Sin Cara. If Sin Cara wrestles as another name, it’d be harder for WWE prove he’s violating his non-compete.

I’d guess the non-compete is what going on with over the Monterrey show he’s advertised for. Sin Cara has specifically he’s working there on 05/03, which would make sense if he’s not legally allowed to do it (but maybe agreed to it anyway.)

In this week’s SuperLuchas, Mesias says he’s going to see the doctor in two weeks and will only find out then if he’ll need to get surgery. (The interview was from Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera, so it may be one week by now.) Mesias will not know when he’ll be able to return until that doctor’s visit.

There’s also interviews with Super Fly and Aerostar. Aerostar pushes for the mask match. Super Fly points out he was an original Fuerza Aerea member and Aerostar is not, so Aerostar shouldn’t get to be leader. This is true, but I think you give up leadership when you turn on the group. The La Lucha Se Hace column says there was a tryout before AAA’s show in Ecatepec, including new faces and people from CMLL. An interview with Blue Demon Jr. says he’ll defend the Latin American title at Rey de Reyes but since Chessman spends so much time with tables, chairs and ladder, maybe Chessman should became a carpenter instead of a luchador. Demon hints at a big surprise, which sounds like his involvement in the AAA US/el Rey project.

The 04/27 Masked Republic show at the ECW Arena will now also be an iPPV thru Highspots for $10. That’s a pretty good deal. I expect I’ll end up doing live results for that show.

Rob has highlights of 12/13/13 CMLL  and Fulgor II’s new move.

LuchaWorld had KrisZ’s news update.

R de Rudo has video of the Copa Coco Blanco from this past weekend’s Arena Neza show.

DJ Spectro is giving away Arena KO Magazine 1708 (1986-04-20)  to anyone who likes his page.

AAA is giving a Cibernetico mask via Twitter, if you can get the most RTs. More details on that link, but you do have to be in Mexico.

Last night’s Tercera Caida had Super Crazy, Crazy Boy and Pesadilla as guests. The after the show video is up too.

LA Park & Volador Jr. beat Ultimo Guerrero & La Sombra in Nuevo Laredo. It sounds like the Laguneros worked rudo.

El Hijo del Santo writes about Black Shadow.

Segunda Caida reviews Lucha Azteca 02/15/14, the better week of the Gran Altnerativa tournament.

The chart here on CMLL/Terra’s recap of Cien Caras’ career looks very familiar.

A press conference for King Vikingo versus the new Alberije in a mask match tomorrow devolved into chair throwing.

Lineup

IWRG (WED) 03/05/2014 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy vs Zurdog
2) Dragón Celestial, Emperador Azteca, Fulgor I vs Aztlán, Kanon, Vortize [super libre]
3) Black Terry vs Skayde
one fall
4) Alan Extreme, Centvrión, Dr. Cerebro vs Danny Casas, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Lizmark Jr., Relámpago, Veneno vs Cien Caras Jr., Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, X-Fly

Terry vs Skayde! Other matches too, but Terry vs Skayde!

DTU (SUN) 03/09/2014 Autolavado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) ? vs ??
DTU academy match
2) Hellboy vs Ave Fenix, Maremoto Jr., Rocko, Corazon Latino, Sacristan Del Diablo, Billytronick, Optimus, Artikus, Alexis X
3) Black Fire & Chica Ye-Ye vs Jose El Caporal & Juan el Ranchero and Miedo Extremo & Pequeno Cobra
4) Dance Boy vs Demoledor, Fantasma de la Ópera, Hormiga, Amo De La Noche, Talaxys, Peligro, Aguila Misteriosa, Muerte Bucanera
5) Kaleth vs Suicida, Ángel del Misterio
6) Violento Jack vs Jhonky
7) Cíclope vs Ovett, Paranoiko, Slayer Pack
8) Ángel o Demonio vs Crazy Boy, Super Mega [DTU CONSGRADO]
Angel o Demonio is champion

The DTU poster is stylish but hard to read in the form it’s presented; I can’t read most of the stipulations on there. Stipulations probably don’t matter a lot in DTU. Fourth match seems to be honoring Cerbero Negro and may be for a title shot.