IWRG (SUN) 07/20/2014 Arena Naucalpan [Estrellas del Ring, IWRG]
1) Atomic Star & Electro Boy b Alfa & Omega
2) Guerrero Mixtico & Hip Hop Man b Alan Extreme & Dragón Celestial
Alan Extreme challenged Guerrero Mixtico a hair match, but Guerrero declared Alan wasn’t near his level.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Avisman, El Hijo del Diablo b Emperador Azteca, Imposible, Metaleon
Tecnicos lost, challenged for a (Mexico State) trios title shot and the Gringos accepted.
4) Bestia 666, Damián 666, Eterno b Golden Magic, Relámpago, Rey Horus
Rey Horuz looked good in his debut.
5) Hijo De Dos Caras b LA Park and Máscara Sagrada and Pirata Morgan and Demon Clown and Dr. Wagner Jr. [IWRG IC HEAVY, Ladder]
Probably first ever IWRG ladder match for the vacant championship. (Vampiro last won the title and immediately retired.) They broke the only two ladders which could be used to climb to get the belts. They found a third ladder, the kind you lean against a wall, and Pirata Morgan and two referees held the ladder up so Hijo de Dos could climb it. Dos couldn’t get the belt untied from the rope for a long time, but was eventually declared the champion. Match sounds like a disaster, Tercera Caida called it a match with a lot of errors.
That’s probably much how that match sounded it was going to go. (That was the wrong group to have in a ladder match too.) At least Hijo de Dos will likely be around to defend this belt at some point.
The tercera result makes no sense to me.
Estrellas del Ring has more details on last afternoon’s ChilangaMask show. Besides Aeroboy/Terry III, they also set up Traumas vs Mohicano Sr/Piel Roja in a two masks vs mask/hair match. Not sure when, but that gives them a bigger match down the line. Hormiga/Arez originally ended in a double countout of the ring, but they restarted the match and Arez won. Psico Kid threw his mask to Karma to draw a DQ in that trios match. It reads like the the Terry/Aero & Belial/Impulso matches were the best matches, with Zoom Driver/Carissma getting over because it’s different style.
Konnan says AAA is taping the El Rey show in August. No more details than that.
Myzteziz & Angel Metalico (replacing Fenix) defeated Hijo del Fantasma & Averno in Tijuana. It seems like Fenix is being held off non-TV shows but may still end up working in Ecatepec. Daga successfully defended his Cruiserweight title against Eterno, Australian Suicide, Pentagon Jr. and Willie Mack.
Arena Puebla has the Guerreros defending the trios titles against Atlantis, Volador and Valiente. A title change seems possible to keep the Atlantis/UG feud going, but the Guerreros are still the favorite to just retain and keep the status quo. Princesa Sugehit and Princesa Blanca have what appears to be their one and only singles match in the undercard.
TKD writes about the value of original masks.
The latest Konnan Big appearance in Arena Coliseo Monterrey seems to have drawn well.
Totem II won the Veracruz Welterweight championship from Vengador Radioactivo in Arena Xalapa.
Lucha Libre in Japan
07/20 Dragon Gate: Flamita (c) b Dragon Kid [BRAVE GATE] – third defense
Flamita is listed on cards back in Mexico in August, so he’s going to be holding this belt for a while longer.
Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask IV [O] b Super Crazy & Matt Striker [X] [JTL] – Crazy/Striker start 0-1, next match 07/28
Taiji Ishimori & Astushi Kotoge [O] b Rocky Lobo & Jizno [X] [JTL] – Lobo/Jinzo are now 0-2, next match 07/24
Which Mexican team will get a win first? (Probably the Crazy/Striker one, because they set up Crazy as the next singles challenger earlier.)