(This news update is surely the most out of date before it’s published. At least partial Rey de Reyes results up next.)

COMING: Box Y Lucha is reporting Juvi has return to AAA, after a seven month absence. (He has already shown up, and I’ll get to it in a bit.)

GOING?: A Reforma article says Black Warrior is suspended indefinitely for no-showing events. Yet again – Reforma counts this as the fourth time, which sounds about right. Article notes Sangre Azteca and Dragon Rojo have no idea what this means for Poder Mexica.

GONE: Super Luchas #306 includes an interview with Axel, who confirms he’s done in CMLL. He’s sent in his resignation, but they just haven’t booked him since he appeared on the GDL Lucha Libre Festival (running against a CMLL show that night.) Axel explains that as having had permission to continue his indepedent schedule and having booked that date before signing with CMLL. In usual CMLL fashion, Axxel’s heard absolutely nothing from the company since that date. He also feels he was featured less after refusing to sign an agreement to give CMLL full rights over his name and identity (to the point where they could give it someone else someday – I would presume that’s standard for all the guys who are currently with CMLL full time.)

AAA’s website is promising an interview with Cibernetico about being booked on the US swing, since AAA’s office is not explaining it. AAA’s website talking to wrestlers, what a crazy idea. Meanwhile, they worry Abismo Negro might be distracted from winning Rey de Reyes by his feud with Black Abyss. Seeing as that happened last year, it’s a good bet.

ESTO previews Rey de Reyes, pegging Silver King as the favorite for Rey de Reyes, with Latin Lover, La Parka and Black Abyss strong candidates. Ovaciones also has a preview (and not another one of the GDL card) as well as the CMLL and IWRG ones.

Early reports out of Guadalajara say Chivas/Atlas was well out drawing Rey de Reyes early. I can only imagine how Coliseo is doing. There’s also a preview of both shows.

WagnerMania posts video of Charly Manson on Tercera Caida

A column in Box Y Lucha disputes the notion that flying lucha libre is a new thing.

Lineups

IWRG (THU) 03/19 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galactik vs Epidemia
2) Miss Gaviota & Skayde vs Carta Brava Jr. & Heavy Boy
3) Freelance, Pendulo, Turbo vs Black Terry, Mr. Condor, Muerte Roja
4) Chico Che, Fantastik, Multifacetico vs Arlequin, Black Terry, Pierroth II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Fuerza Guerrera, Zatura vs Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Oficial 911

Reps from NWA Mexico, UWE and Wagner here. Wish it was an ongong thing, but at least this show gives us Turbo working higher than Skayde for once. Pierroth’s are getting a big push here leading up to the Pierroth benefit show, I think.

GROON (SAT) 03/21 Arena Azteca Budokan
1) Rey Neza vs TOny Cirio, Maquina de la Muerte, Skyderman, Potro de Plata, Galactico, Demente, Espiral Negro, Pilio, Caballero Bus
2) Mini Cibernetico, Mini Ozz, Mini Scorpio vs Mini Apache, Mini Oriental, Mini Zumbido
3) Rossy Moreno vs Lola Gonzalez, Vicky Carranza, Esther Moreno, Crazy Star, Valentina, Flor Metalica, La Chola, Afrodita, Cyber Star, Demente, Miss Janeth [cage]
4) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman vs El Signo, Negro Navarro, Rambo
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Scorpio Jr., Ultraman Jr., Zumbido vs Cien Caras Jr., El Hijo del Solitario, Hijo de Leatherface, LA Park

And this is the Groon Tribute show.

IWRG (SAT) 03/21 Arena Xochimilco
1) Galactik vs King Drako
2) Eragon & Latin Brother vs Avsiman & Mixteco
3) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Zatura vs Black Terry, Fantasma de la Opera, Tetsuya Bushi
4) Multifacetico, Pendulo, Ultraman Jr. vs Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
5) Bobby Lee Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Scorpio Jr. vs Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Universo 2000

Zatura and Bushi still seemed tied up, so their feud is probably ongoing.

CMLL (SUN) 03/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Acertijo & Mr. Trueno vs Katana & Malefico [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
2) Palacio Negro & Samuari vs Angel del Mal & Infierno [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
3) Boomerang & Gallo vs Leon Blanco & Thunder Boy [Torneo Tanque Dantes]
4) Mascara Dorada, Mictlan, Valiente vs Felino, Satanico, Virus
5) Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr. vs Atlantis, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero

Yay, the right teams. Also, Felino, Satnaico and Virus are apparently the magical Dorada Carrying Trio.

IWRG (SUN) 03/22 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galactik & Halcon 2000 vs Comando Negro & Epidemia
2) Mascara MAgnifica & Miss Gaviota vs Africa Salvaje & Sangre Africana
3) Gemelo Fantastico I, Gemelo Fantastico II, Pendulo vs Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Mixteco Jr.
4) Multifacetico, Ultraman Jr., Zatura vs Andy Barrow, Arlequin, Black Terry
5) Bobby Lee Jr., Fantasma Jr., Scorpio Jr. vs Hijo de Pierroth (IWRG), Pierroth II, Universo 2000

I like that second match, just to help IWRG pump up the unique wrestler count again.

CMLL (SUN) 03/22 Arena Coliseo
1) Molotov & Sensei vs Caligula & Messala
2) Bam Bam, Saturno, Ultimo Dragoncito vs Pequeno Violencia, Pequeno Warrior, Pierrothito
3) Dark Angel, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Rosa Negra
4) Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara, La Sombra vs Dragon Rojo Jr., Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
5) Marco Corleone, Mistico, Shocker vs Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Neither mask man here, but Negro and Mistico rematch.

Saturno? There’s a guy last year in Guadalajara and Monterrey with that name. Probably not the same guy! (Probably the GDL guy.)