On the 10/08 show, Negro Casas and Felino failed to defeated Minoru & Hirooki Goto for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Black Tiger IV (Rocky Romero) picked up the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on that show, over Tiger Mask IV. Romero came to the ring with his newly won NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship, but there was no mention of the CMLL Super Light Championship he holds as Havana Brother I. Consider that title inactive, I guess.
Sangre Azteca and Starman are scheduled to work the 10/22 to 11/04 NJPW tour. When Will Sangre Azteca Get A Chance has been a reoccuring debate for years now, so perhaps this is the start of that. We can dream. Even given this is surely going to be another “CMLL wrestler goes to Japan to job a lot” tour, it’s great Sangre and Starman will get the oppurtinty, and aren’t truly going to be harmed by losses. (They’d be assumed to lose the same matches in Mexico as they’ll be assumed to lose in Japan.) Starman is a truly random choice, since he seemingly only visible in segunda/openers, not even having a stronger presence on the non-Mexico City shows. I imagine his inclusion is due to some combination of his look, CMLL not being depedent on him, and having an actual current passport. But that’s just a guess. (Another guess: Los Tigres couldn’t be sent, because they badly need them for a soon-to-be announced impending Arena Coliseo Tag Team Title Tournamnet.)
No Super Lucha stuff – or at least any I could find – this week. O’Campo has posted pictures of Dark Angel in Japan, which may also serve as an explaination.
Box Y Lucha’s update did go up this week. In #2735:
- Cover features a lot, but Mistico vs Atlantis and Texano Sr. in a neck collar most of all. The Poster has GdI beating up people, always fun.
- There’s a long interview with Irma Gonzalez, who’s been involved in women’s wrestling for five decades. My translation gives up halfway thru, but it’s far more in depth than usual posted on the Box Y Lucha site.
- Interview with Texano Sr. He’s very thankful for all the help he’s recieved. There’s also a piece with many people from the show wishing him luck.
- Interview with Bello Califa, who claims to have invented the huracarrana, but gives credit to Hurcan Ramirez and Santo for popularizing it.
- Atlantis hypes up his match with Mistico by takling about how he much rather facing Dr. Wagner. He knows he could win Mistico’s mask if he felt like it, but he doesn’t. So Mistico’s safe for now.
- Mistico is disappionted in Atlantis for turning rudo, but he’s not going to let his own small size stop him from winning on Friday
- Mr. Aguila promises the best is yet to come.
- Starman explains his start in wrestling: he accompained his father to the gym from the time he was seven, and grew up seeing wrestlers. He went to a lot of shows – sounds like Arena Neza was the place for him.
- Super Brazo talks about his career
There’s a great AP story on lucha @ http://au.sports.yahoo.com/051012/3/p/az36.html. I have trouble believing Johnny Ace, for whatever reason. It must be awesome t be 17 and working Arena Coliseo.