Victor Manuel Mar, known as Black Cat and Kuroneko, passed away on 01/28 at 3am in Tokyo. He wrestled in AAA, as part of Gringos Loco, and in NJPW, where he later became a referee and company official. More information about him can be found at Puroresu Fan, Wrestling Observer, Black Cat’s official site, and the LuchaWiki. CMLL.com has posted a note wishing their condolences to his family.
Having spent his career in both Mexico and Japan, Black Cat also seemed to serve as a liaison between NJPW and CMLL in the last few years, as their cross promotion has gotten stronger. He was present, along with Chono, at the Leyenda de Azul tournament (where the World G1 concept was figured out), and often is visible accompanied NJPW wrestlers when they wrestled in CMLL rings. He’ll appear again in that role this March and April on Galavision, when the matches with Shinsuke Nakamura and Hiroshi Tanahashi debut on US television.
CMLL (FRI) 01/27 Arena Mexico Results
1) Kronos, Valiente b Calígula, Mesala
2) Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei DQ Dark Angel, India Sioux, Luna Magica
Amapola pulled her own mask off and threw it to Dark Angel. The ref only saw Dark Angel with the mask and called for the DQ. Dark Angel wants a singles match with her.
3) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Volador Jr. b Apolo Dantés, Hombre Sin Nombre, Misterioso II
CMLL.com pushes a second generation Volador/Misterioso rivalry here.
4) Heavy Metal, Mistico, Negro Casas b Averno, Mephisto, Olímpico
Mistico pinned Averno for the win.
5) Máscara Año 2000, Tarzan Boy, Universo 2000 b Damián 666, Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila
6) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Atlantis
Atlantis won fall one, could’ve won fall two but was too over confident, and Perro won fall three clean. Perro demanded a NWA LH title shot for next week, and it is indeed scheduled for next Friday.
CMLL on Galavision is airing the scheduled episode.
Guerreros del Ring has
01/20 Mexico: Dark Angel, India Sioux, Sahori b Amapola, Hiroka, La Nazi
01/22 Coliseo: Atlantis, Olímpico, Último Guerrero DQ Heavy Metal, Mistico, Negro Casas