taped 2013-03-01 @ Arena Neza
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- CMLL’s 70th Arena Coliseo Anniversary show featured Dragon Rojo defeating La Sombra to keep the CMLL Middleweight Championship in the main event. The crowd seemed most enthused about a CMLL vs Independent match with Shocker, Averno and Blue Panther facing off against Negro Navarro, Black Terry and Villano IV. The CMLL team won, fans threw in money, and Navarro eventually left to defend some tag team titles in the suburbs. Goya Kong won a women’s cibernetico, while Metalico and Hijo del Signo continued to feud in the undercard. The show, with raised ticket prices, did not sell out but still seemed to have one of the stronger Coliseo turnouts of the year.
- CMLL started to run vignettes for a new Pierroth. The daughter of the original Pierroth said he had agreed to allow CMLL to create a new one before his stroke and that was all she knew about it.
- Blue Demon defeated Texano Jr. in a non-title rematch on AAA’s Naucalpan TV taping. Perro and Cibernetico continued to feud, and US wrestlers Willie Mack & AR Fox appeared (already in town for DTU matches.)
- Shocker and Mr. Aguila continue to feud on CMLL shows, with Shocker making hair match challenges (and that match seeming likely.) Shocker’s mini is also feuding with mini Pequeno Violencia, which also seems like a hair match.
- Marco Corleone survived the Guerreros to help the Bufete del Amor to keep the CMLL Trios championship, then survived a bad car accident on the way home from Puebla. He’s bruised but alive.
- AAA is promising a great surprise for it’s taping in Leon on Monday. I would rate it more as an ‘okay happening’ if it’s what I’ve been told it is.
- DTU finished one tour – a planned 4 show run AR Fox & Willie Mack with that was truncated to 3 – and announced another couple of shows for this weekend with CIMA, Eita and Tomahawk representing Dragon Gate.
- AAA held their latest Fusion taping in Arena Lopez Mateos with little news, but a much better looking turnout than they’ve had for this brand the last few times out. Atomic Boy and Gran Apache continue to feud. A local paper gave out the lineup for AAA’s next Fusion taping in Veracruz, which seems to continue the pattern of not a lot of advancement happening on these shows, and there are no obvious signs of the split announced on Rey de Reyes.
- Dr. Wagner Jr. (in yet another article) and Villano IV (at a Luchas 2000 show where he lost to Atlantis) both tried to talk their way into the Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero mask. Neither is happening. Wagner’s newest tall tale is he’s coming back to CMLL on 09/01.
- Negro Casas and Tama Tonga & Terrible kept their titles.
- Mascarita Dorada went to WWE, possibly to have a match with the Undertaker next WrestleMania.
CMLL (MON) 04/08/2013 Arena Puebla [El Popular (cover), Porra Fresa]
1) Ares & Espiritu Maligno b Meyer & Milenium
Rudos took 2/3, Espiritu on Milenium and Ares on Meyer.
2) Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito b Eléctrico & Shockercito
No Astral, Pequeno Universo 2000 or Stukita. Rudos took 1/3, including Demus powerbombing Shocker on the ramp.
3) Amapola, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit b Estrellita, Lady Afrodita, Marcela
Rudas took 1/3.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Mistico
Revolucionarios took 2/3, Rey Escorpion pulling Mistico’s mask and cradling him in third.
5) Shocker b Rey Bucanero
Losing team in last week’s tournament final. Rey Bucanero jumped Shocker, trapping his bad knee in the seats and kicking it. Bucanero kept attacking the knee and pulling up Shocker until Shocker surprised him with a small package for the pin. Doctors checked on Shocker in between falls. Shocker took fall 2 with a reinera.
6) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush b Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS]
Tecnicos took 1/3, beating all the rudos in the third. Bufete del Amor keep the titles and make their eight known defense, tying the known record.
Might be a while before Bufete del Amor get a chance to go for a record. Maximo is headed to Japan (though still not announced by CMLL) and Marco’s Lucha Libre USA tour starts this weekend, so it may be a while before all three are even in the same country at the same time for long enough to set up another title match.
Shocker beating the reigning NWA Light Heavyweight in straight falls, setting up nothing in particular.
I believe Meyer is Espiritu Maligno’s nephew; I’ve read a magazine with him but am blanking on the details. I’ll try to put together a round up for tomorrow.
CMLL (TUE) 04/09/2013 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Herodes Jr. & Zayco b Génesis & Metatrón
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior DQ Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
Pequeno Halcon replaced Stukita. Rudos took 1/3. Violencia faked a foul from Shockercito
3) Zeuxis b Dalis la Caribeña [lightning]
Zeuxis won Spanish Fly in 6:36.
4) Fuego, Metálico, Sagrado b Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
Metalico pinned Nitro.
5) Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Tiger b Blue Panther, Diamante, Stuka Jr.
First main arena TRT team up since Bucanero’s injury. They took falls 1/3.
6) Felino, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas b Diamante Azul, Máximo, Super Porky
I would’ve shut down the side had Zeuxis lost that match. Or just been sad, one of the two.
CMLL (TUE) 04/09/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Black Metal & Sky Kid b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
Black Metal replaced Metatron. Tecnicos took 1/3.
2) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus b Pegasso, Starman, Tritón
Rudos took 2/3.
3) Pequeño Olímpico b Astral [CMLL MINI]
Pequeno Olimpico took falls 2/3 to keep his championship. This is his fourth known defense.
4) Rush, Shocker, Valiente b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
Tecnicos took 2/3. Aguila and Shocker feuded. Rush defeated Psicosis for the win.
5) La Máscara, Mistico, Thunder DQ Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
Mascara replaced Atlantis. Tecnicos took 2/3, UG pulling Mistico’s mask in the third.
Pequeno Olimpico falls slightly behind Virus for most obscure current title reign.
IWRG (SUN) 04/14/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Cristal, Saruman, Seiya vs Alan Extreme, Fulgor, La Hielera
2) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Canis Lupus, Carta Brava Jr., Imposible
3) Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Estrellas, Yuriko vs Astro Rey Jr., Chico Che, Veneno
4) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
5) Danny Casas, Heavy Metal, Toscano vs Eterno, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Texano Jr.
I always knew, when Toscano and Texano had their first post-break up match, it’d involve Danny Casas and Eterno.
Psycho Clowns vs Navarros is non-title, but should set up a title match with the result.
Second match looks to be great. I wonder how LAS will mess up airing it? Perhaps just running a Hot Fitness promo every two minutes.
La Hielera makes her debut, for reasons yet to be determined.
CMLL (TUE) 04/16/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Idolo & Virgo vs Demonio Maya & Évola
2) Black Metal, Metatrón, Sky Kid vs Cancerbero, Nosferatu, Raziel
3) Estrellita, Goya Kong, Silueta vs Amapola, La Comandante, Zeuxis
4) Diamante Azul, Marco Corleone, Rush vs Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
5) Mistico vs Último Guerrero
First time this Mistico has faced Ultimo Guerrero in a singles match. Combined with the Puebla feud against Rey Escorpion, it looks like they are ramping Mistico back up again after a slow return.
Thought less of this bracketmania. The idea they wanted to get across – Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero are a world class team even if they don’t like each other – they did get across fine, but it didn’t leave a lot of interesting matches. There’s less order in these tournament matches than normal; it often becomes just a bunch of moves which exist just to set up pinfall break ups. It’s very artificial drama where drama exists at all. Niebla Rojo and Dragon Rojo were sort of presented like a surprise magic team, but were mostly advancing on the mistakes of others. Rush and Terrible may hate each other, but they still managed to dress alike.
I got most of last week’s Puebla, but the stream I’ve been using decided to watch Fox Deportes instead. LAS screwed up broadcasting the IWRG show and other efforts to get the first match recorded have not panned out so far.
TxT and the C3 minis match were recorded and will be added later. TVC aired this week’s Puebla on Tuesday but cut it down; I may add it if it’s ready when the other stuff is done. I figure there’s enough here to get you started.
CMLL Puebla: 2013-04-02
taped 2013-03-25 @ Arena Puebla
1) Asturiano & Milenium vs Akron & Blue Center - only the finish recorded
2) Camaleón & Stigma vs Artillero & Taurus
3) Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus vs Hooligan, Nitro, Skándalo
4) Dragón Rojo Jr. & Máximo vs Diamante Azul, Euforia, Namajague, Rey Bucanero, Hijo del Fantasma, Mistico [seeding battle royal ]
5) Mistico & Último Guerrero vs Felino & Hijo del Fantasma [torneo increible de parejas eightfinal match]
6) Rey Bucanero & Shocker vs Namajague & Stuka Jr. [torneo increible de parejas eightfinal match]
7) Euforia & Super Porky vs Diamante Azul & Psicosis [torneo increible de parejas eightfinal match]
8) Máximo & Mephisto vs Dragón Rojo Jr. & La Máscara [torneo increible de parejas eightfinal match]
9) Mistico & Último Guerrero vs Rey Bucanero & Shocker [torneo increible de parejas quarterfinal match]
10) Euforia & Super Porky vs Máximo & Mephisto [torneo increible de parejas quarterfinal match]
11) Rey Bucanero & Shocker vs Máximo & Mephisto [torneo increible de parejas semifinal match]
AAA on Televisa: 2013-04-06
taped 2013-03-29 @ Arena Naucalpan
Intro/Toscano & friends
Nino Hamburguesa wants to be a Mexican Power
1) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Willie Mack vs AR Fox, Dr. Cerebro, Eterno
2) Cibernético & Cuervo vs Daga & el Hijo del Perro Aguayo in a super libre match
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-04-06
taped 2013-03-31 @ Arena Coliseo
full show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/e3y52q
1) Hijo del Fantasma vs Tiger in a lightning match
2) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Super Porky vs Averno, Dragón Rojo Jr., Olímpico
3) Diamante Azul, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr.
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-04-06
taped 2013-04-02 @ Arena Mexico
1) Bengala & Génesis vs Herodes Jr. & Inquisidor
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
3) Diamante, Fuego, Hijo del Fantasma vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
History: Rayo de Jalisco
4) Marco Corleone, Máscara Dorada, Rush vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
5) Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis vs Ángel de Oro, Shocker, Valiente for the Mexican National Trios Championship
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-04-06
taped 2013-03-29 @ Arena Mexico
1) Diamante, Fuego, Rey Cometa vs Morphosis, Sangre Azteca, Vangelis
2) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máximo vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
CMLL on Televisa: 2013-04-06
taped 2013-03-29 @ Arena Mexico
Full show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/rt8qz9
1) Astral & Shockercito vs Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito
2) Máscara Dorada vs Rey Escorpión in a lightning match
3) Marco Corleone, Rush, Shocker vs Mr. Águila, Rey Bucanero, Terrible
IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-04-07
taped 2013-04-07 @ Arena Naucalpan
Full Show: a
1) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., ImposibleIntros, promos, entrances, and just enough of the first fall to be really annoyed when they cut to break
2) Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Estrellas, Yuriko vs Chico Che, Spartaco, Trauma II
http://www.sendspace.com/file/x5hb8x - missing a chunk in the first fall, but you definitely get enough to make up for it
3) Negro Navarro & Trauma I vs Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 for the IWRG Intercontinental Tag Team Championship
4) Danny Casas, Heavy Metal, Veneno vs Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown
CMLL on Terra: 2013-04-07 – NO SOUND
taped 2013-04-07 @ Arena Coliseo
1) Metatrón & Soberano Jr. vs Espanto Jr. & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Hombre Bala Jr., Metálico, Super Halcón Jr. vs Hijo del Signo, Nosferatu, Taurus
3) Marcela vs Estrellita, Goya Kong, Dalis la Caribeña, Silueta, Amapola, Princesa Sugheit, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis, Tiffany in a cibernetico match for the Trofeo Arena Coliseo 70 Aniversario – missing first few minutes
4) Black Terry, Negro Navarro, Villano IV vs Averno, Blue Panther, Shocker
5) Máscara Año 2000, Ray Mendoza Jr., Universo 2000 vs Atlantis, Diamante Azul, Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
6) Dragón Rojo Jr. vs La Sombra for the CMLL World Middleweight Championship
Noches de Coliseo: 2013-04-07
taped 2013-04-02 @ Arena Coliseo Monterrey
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/76s7dj
1) Galactar vs Gato Fantasma
2) Rey Imagen vs Chamaco Gurrola vs Dark Genis
3) Genocida, Iron (Monterrey), Zayco vs Chico Latino, Kaientai, Memo Valles
Todos x El Todos: 2013-04-07
taped 2013-03-23 @ Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
1) Angel Blanco Jr. vs Rayman [WWA WELTER]
2) Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Hijo del Solitario vs Derek Sanders & Shaun Ricker
3) El Hijo Del Santo vs Oliver John [CMB LUCHA]
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-04-06
taped 2013-04-02 @ Arena Mexico
2) Aereo, Fantasy, Shockercito vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia
AAA on Televisa (Regional): 2013-03-31
taped 2013-03-17 @ Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey
1) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown vs Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker, Soul Rocker
Fusion Final Highlights
2) Texano Jr. vs Blue Demon Jr. for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship
Video post will be up a little later.
Bufete del Amor kept the trios titles last night in Arena Puebla. (The article has the wrong text, recapping the March 4th show instead.) On the way home, Marco Corleone and his driver got into a bad car accident. Car upside down, crawling out of the wreckage bad! Marco says he and the driver are banged up but otherwise alive.
Siluelta will defend the REINA International Junior Championship vs Chik Tormenta on the Chilanga Mask’s 05/19 show.
Arena el Jaguar has Golden Boy, Simbolo, Silencio and Rey Demonio in a cage apuesta match this Sunday.
A mask collector claims to have 10,000 masks, the most of anyone in the world.
An Aerostar is working the opener of Sunday’s Arnea Lopez Mateos, but probably not that one.
DTU (SAT) 04/13/2013 Autolvado VM, Tulancingo, Hidalgo
1) Extreme Boy vs Jhonky, Hellboy, Artikus, Atomik Star
2) Araña de Plata, Cíclope, Eterno, Pequeno Cobra vs Comando Negro, Jorge Kebrada , Kaleth, Slayer Pack
3) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano vs Gemelo De Chilpancingo I & Gemelo De Chilpancingo II
4) Hormiga vs Hacker, Nino Hamburguesa, Principe Halcon
5) Sangre Guerrera vs Paranoiko, Pesadilla, Super Mega
6) Crazy Boy, Konami, Lanzeloth vs Angel del Futuro, Angel del Misterio, Jinzo
7) CIMA, Drastik Boy, Rocky Lobo vs Eita, Flamita, Tomahawk (Dragon Gate)
DTU (SUN) 04/14/2013 Arena Aficion
1) Hellboy & Jhonky vs Artikus & Extreme Boy
2) Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo vs Gemelo De Chilpancingo I & Gemelo De Chilpancingo II
3) Kaleth & Nino Hamburguesa vs Jorge Kebrada & Slayer Pack and Araña de Plata & Pequeno Cobra
4) Principe Halcon vs Hacker, Jinzo, Angel del Misterio
5) Pesadilla vs Super Mega, Paranoiko, Black Fire, Hormiga, Eita
6) CIMA & Tomahawk (Dragon Gate) vs Crazy Boy & Flamita and Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano
The Dragon Gate/DTU shows this weekend. A lot of matches, not as much stuff being built in. There’s an issue with DTU and IWRG over CIMA – DTU is flying CIMA in for these shows, IWRG wants to use CIMA while he’s here without contributing to the flight costs – so he might end up just working these shows despite already being listed elsewhere.
CMLL (SUN) 04/14/2013 Arena Coliseo
1) Bengala & Camaleón vs Apocalipsis & Camorra
2) Magnus, Soberano Jr., Super Halcón Jr. vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Bobby Zavala, Nosferatu
3) Metálico vs Hijo del Signo [lightning]
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Rey Cometa vs Misterioso Jr., Puma, Shigeo Okumura
5) Marco Corleone, Rush, Thunder vs Ephesto, Felino, Terrible
6) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Máximo, Mephisto [Relevos Increíbles]
Volador won’t lose to Mistico this time! Unless you count fouling your own partner a loss…
Metalico and Signo finally get their singles match.
CMLL (SUN) 04/14/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Meteoro vs El Piraña
2) Halcón de Plata & Javier Cruz vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Azteca de Oro vs Demonio Rojo
set up last week
4) Olímpico, Sangre Azteca, Virus vs Leo, León Blanco, Smaker
GDL vs DF
5) Ángel de Oro, Diamante Azul, Gallo vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Dragón Rojo Jr., Ráfaga
My hunch here is Sunday Guadalajara is heading to a cage match (with Azteca de Oro, Demonio Rojo, El Hippie, Sadico, and others) and a title match as the semimain soon. The title would come from that GDL vs DF match, but there’s three different titles involved so less sure.
CMLL (MON) 04/15/2013 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Tigre Rojo Jr. vs El Malayo & Siki Ozama Jr.
2) Metálico, Starman, Stigma vs Hijo del Signo, Hooligan, Skándalo
3) Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado vs Misterioso Jr., Morphosis, Vangelis
4) Atlantis, La Máscara, Máscara Dorada vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Psicosis
5) Ángel de Oro, La Sombra, Mistico vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
rematch from last week
Malayo is a Puebla indy guy who appears to have been trained by Centella de Oro.
I don’t know that they’re going for it here, but Polvora vs Mistico would be a fantastic test of Polvora’s title match super powers.
IWRG (SUN) 04/07/2013 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
2) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic b Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Imposible
3) Pasion Kristal, Polvo de Estrellas, Yuriko b Chico Che, Spartaco, Trauma II
Espartaco’s debut. Lots of exotico comedy.
4) Negro Navarro & Trauma I b Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [IWRG IC TAG]
Navarros took 1/3 to keep the titles. Navarro & Trauma I sixth known defense. The Psycho Circus came out for this match while the Navarros were still at ringside, challenged for a tag title shot, and got into a brawl with the Navarros.
5) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Danny Casas, Heavy Metal, Veneno
Casas Family took falls 2/3, the last when the Navarros (this time with Trauma II) distracted the Clowns. Navarros asked for a title shot (the Casas Family just kind of disappeared.)
Some of this will turn up in tomorrow’s video post. I had three ideas on how record the segunda, they all didn’t work out, and all I have is a few minutes of mat work and LAS cutting away when they went to the first dive. (When they came back, the match was over.) The tercera went forever, 40 minutes from pre-match interviews to the time they started interviews for the next match, with a lot of non-wrestling fooling around before, during and after the match. It didn’t occur to me last night, but I bet they were stalling since Negro Navarro was coming from the Arena Coliseo, which again went very long. Negro did find time to change gear somewhere along the way.
Silver King, Silver King Jr. and Alebrije Jr. (? – maybe the new AAA one) won the main event of a show in new Arena Pericoapa. That show reads like it’s a Silver King trainees show (+ Steve Pain.)
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
Lucha Libre In Japan
Maximo is listed on the NJPW 05/03 PPV, working an atomicos opening match. He’s also on the tour that accompanies the show, starting on 04/19. Just trios and atomicos, and no matches with Taichi’s (so FantasticaMania was the end of that, as it seemed.)
(via Open the Puroresu Gate) All Japan announced they’d be sending 2 wrestlers, Andy Woo and Hiroki Inaba, to Mexico to train. Andy Woo is a masked wrestler doing Chinese martial arts character (and presumably not actually Chinese.) Inaba is a trainee who hasn’t debuted in AJPW. They say they’re not going to work only for a specific promotion, but do mention possibly working with AAA and training with Pantera. There’s no specific mention of when they’re coming to Mexico and they say their length of stay depends how it goes. The last AJPW trainees to come to Mexico were Bushi (now NJPW), Kai and Yamato, who all worked primary with IWRG.
IWRG (THU) 04/11/2013 Arena Naucalpan
1) Galaxy vs Dragón Celestial
2) Mr. Leo & Saruman vs Alan Extreme & Fulgor
3) Dinamic Black, Trauma II, Veneno vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Eita, Tomahawk
4) el Ángel vs Eterno [IWRG IC MIDDLE]
Angel is champion. Attempt at a 5th defense.
5) CIMA, Toscano, Trauma I vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Súper Nova, X-Fly
Such a random group of individuals in the main event.
Eterno is a fine luchador to be getting a title shot, but Centviron just won a shot at this title before the holiday break. What happened?