02/05: Coliseo, Monterrey, AULL, Tijuana

CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 02/04 Arena Coliseo Results [ova]
1) Bracito de Oro, Mini Fantasy ? Fire, Mini Violencia
2) India Sioux, Luna Magica, Sahori b Amapola, Medussa, Rosa Negra
3) Fabian el Gitano, Metro II, Satanico ? Arkangel, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Felino, Maximo, Sagrado ? Alex Koslov, Ephesto, Misterioso II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal, Mistico b Black Warrior, Olimpico, Tarzan Boy

Warrior yanked Mistico’s mask and rolled him up for the win. They may have a singles match next Sunday. Ovaciones has flipped from having the most easily understood results to the least easily understood results in the space of a week (writing “they won” under each matchup does not help), so I have to find out undercard results from other places.

indy (SAT) 02/03 Plaze de Toros Monumental Monterrey Results [rfc]
1) Gitano del Norte, Sky b Black Soul, Furor
2) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Al Barone, Bengali, Espanto V
3) Hijo de Fantasma, Tigre Universitario, Último Dragón b Anibal el Vampiro, Silver Star, Veneno
4) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V b Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
5) Damián 666, Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila b El Hijo Del Santo, LA Park, Mil Mascaras

That’s something of an upset.

indy (SUN) 02/04 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results [rfc]
1) Larry Miranda Jr. b Ricohet
2) Borrico, Burrito b Angel Negro, Black Nazi
3) Black Diamond, Guerrero Griego b Armagedon, Corazon Adicto
4) Difunto II, Enrique Vera b Casanova, La Kalaka, Pancho Tequila
5) Dulce Poly b Simply Lusicous [FILL WOMEN]
6) Hijo de Espanto II, Konan Big, Mr. Texas b Axxel, Casanova, Psicodelico Jr.

Black Nazi could be a superb gimmick in the right hands, though they’re likely not doing it like I’d picture it.

AULL (SAT) 02/03 Arena Lopez Mateos Results [El Halcon]
1) Jose El Caporal, Yakuza b Chico del Barrio, Violento
2) Tortuguillo Ninja I, Tortuguillo Ninja II, Tortuguillo Ninja III b Angel o Demonio, Leon Rojo, Obet
3) Black Terry, Negro Navarro b Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Opers [AULL Tag, torneo]
4) Sepulturero I, Sepulturero II b Isao, Masusaki [AULL TAG, torneo]
5) Black Terry, Negro Navarro b Sepulturero I, Sepulturero II [AULL Tag, torneo]
6) Rey Krymen b Terry 2000 [super libre]
7) Dos Caras Jr., Shocker, Ultimo Gladiador b Black Warrior, Sadico, Ultimo Guerrero

Krymen and Terry 2000 set up a title vs hair match for next week, so that’s how that’s going down. The AULL tag team tournament is scheduled to end in March, and I dare someone to make sense of it. One tag team tournament for me at a time. Luchas 2000 #354 has Mistico was Sepulturero’s mask.

AAA BAJA (FRI) 02/02 Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana Results [Lucha Libre Tijuana, via El Halcon]
1) Spark, Yarat b Galeno, Wama
2) Angel Mensajero, Genio del Aire, Iron Boy, Luminoso b Fobia, King Azteca, Rubi Gardenia, Tornado Negro
3) Hijo del Rey Misterio, Super Astro, Tinieblas Jr. b Antifaz del Norte, Hator, Mr. Niebla
4) Psicosis II, Rey Misterio Sr. NC Crazy Boy, Nicho el Millionario
5) Head Hunter I, Head Hunter II, Pirata Morgan b Intocable, La Parka Jr., Octagón

Semimain was called off in the third fall by the commission when Nicho and Psicosis brawled into the crowd. They built this as ‘Who is the real Psicosis?’; in that Super Luchas interview, Nicho said he was done with being Psicosis in Mexico. Guess he changed his mind! (Hey, why were Psicosis II and Crazy Boy on opposite teams anyway?) Hunter I fouled Intocable in the main and got away with it for the win.

Today’s the 23rd anniversary of Santo’s death. Ovaciones has a bio, as does Notimex

AAA’s site is down. Tonight’s the Puebla taping.

AAA TV (MON) 02/05 Plaza de Toros de Irapuato, Guanajuato
1) La Diabolica, La Hechicera, Martha Villalobos vs Miss Janeth, Rossy Moreno, Tiffany
2) Mascara Divina & Oriental vs Antifaz & Histeria and el Angel & Laredo Kid and May Flowers & Pimpinela Escarlata [AAA TAG]
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventued Guerrera, Psicosis II vs El Dandy, Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana
4) Alebrije, Intocable, Octagon, Super Porky vs Alan Stone, Hator, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
5) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz [cage]

Either the Hell Brothers are killing off the Dark Family and ending the feud, or a Big Angle goes down.

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02/04: IWRG, Accion

IWRG (THU) 02/01 Arena Naucalpan
1) Celestial b Extrano
2) Trauma I & Trauma II b Bactiera & Golem
3) Fabian el Gitano, Freelance, Kid Tiger b Black Jaguar, Black Stone, Black Terry
4) Esfinge, Suicida, Volador Jr. DQ Camorra, Nitro, Veneno
5) Negro Navarro DQ Negro Casas

Veneno caused the main event DQ, helping Negro Casas for whatever reason. Nitro fouled Esfinge in semimain. Esfinge is Spanish for Sphinx, by the way. Google Translation is unaware of this.

Only Galavision would run a sports round up show during the Super Bowl.

CMLL: Main event. Exciting highlights of Corleone choking Shocker, and Atlantis putting Wagner in an armbar. Corelone gets Wagner and Bucanero on the superman dive – Atlantis flees rather than get accidentally taken out. Shocker gets in a tope con hilo, Rey’s lifted Wagner’s dive, Wagner does his own dive. Corelone’s about to Black Hammer Shocker to death when Universo walks off, and Corelone throws down Shocker and stares at Universo. Why do they do that? They always do that. Anyway, Corelone is just standing in the ring and doing nothing when he gets a low blow uppercut from behind.

AAA: Mascarita Sagrada, Octagoncito, Mascarita Divina vs Mini Abismo Negro, Jerrito Estrada, Mini Charly Manson from Toluca. Are they showing this one just because it was the end of Sagrada? That seems harsh. I’m just waiting for the spots and – oh no that was awful. Mini Abismo’s on the floor, Sagrada somersault slingshots out for a headscissors, and I don’t know if Mini Abismo is too far away or if Sagrada didn’t get a tight scissors, but he hits Abismo with his back, never really gets his feet locked around Abismo’s head, and goes straight down, landing on the back of his head with no protection. He’s limp at the moment, though Abismo doesn’t know it and falls back while pulling Sagrada on it to sell the missed dive. The ringside people are checking on him immediately, and there’s a clip a moment later where they’re getting his mask off in a panic.

We still haven’t gotten an update on that. I think that means he didn’t die.

What’s airing on Lucha Libre Mexicana:
Angel Blanco Jr., Medico Asesino Jr., Mr. Tempest vs Venum, Suicida (masked), Ninja de Fuego

Thank god for the Death Valley Driver: this is off the tape they’ve got marked as T72, WWO TV from 3/18/96 to 4/14/96. That means we’ve got Tito Santana, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and El Hijo del Santo versus Blue Panther and Samoans next week. I don’t know how I should feel about that.

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GdR #63

From today. Slightly better than average show, though no must see matches and I like women’s matches better than you like women’s matches.

I don’t know if there will be any updates on Sunday. I’ll make an effort, but no promises.

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02/03: Mexico, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 02/02 Arena Mexico Results [ova, Notimex]
1) Flash, Super Nova b Artillero, Super Comando
2) Mascara Purpura, Texano Jr., Virus b Arkangel, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Averno, Mephisto, Sangre Azteca b Lizmark Jr., Maximo, Ultimo Dragon
4) La Mascara, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Damian 666, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero, Shocker b Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Ultimo Guerrero

I’m not 100% sure about the 3 undercard results.; I’ve got the match results confirmed thru a second source.

Again, Universo appeared despite being hurt. He helped defeat Corleone, though it was Shocker’s foul that actually did it. They’re still teasing Marco as a tecnico.

Mistico beat Perro with La Mistica to win that match, and they made mask/hair challenges. CMLL thinks we might actually see that match in March for the usual big show. That’d be pretty big (and quite the counter to WWE’s tour.)

Maximo busted open Averno in the tercera, which is odd because no one bleeds in CMLL. Averno was stretched out as well. Nothing on Sangre/Ultimo.

GdR has
unmasked: Dark Angel
01/19 Mexico: Dark Angel, India Sioux, Luna Magica b Amapola, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
01/28 Coliseo: Felino, Mictlan, Negro Casas b Ephesto, Misterioso II, Shigeo Okumura

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02/02: Guadalajara, Box Y Lucha, Mexico

CMLL (TUE) 01/30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results
1) Mileno b Virgo
2) Neon b Valentin Mayo
3) Destroyer b Exterminador
4) Mr. Power b Azazel
5) Leon Blanco b Egipcio
6) Mascara Purpura, Stuka Jr. b el Hijo del Pierroth, Emilio Charles Jr.
7) Máscara Año 2000, Pierroth, Universo 2000 b Lizmark Jr., Negro Casas, Rayman

Hijo del Pierroth turned up to foul Rayman in the main event, and Pierroth took the pin.

Random Guatamela lucha card.

Box Y Lucha posted a bunch of articles on Wednesday, and I keep forgetting to write about them.
- Brazo de Plata is angry about others advertising themselves as “Porky”, or “Porkys, specifically his brothers. He feels they’re leeching off his success, and the only people who should be using his name or nicknames is himself and his son. He doesn’t believe they should even call themselves the Brazos, because the Brazos were only Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata and el Brazo – all the others might be brothers, but they’re all imposers. He’s okay with then calling being Nuevo Brazos, but he doesn’t want the public deceived.
- Brazo de Oro clears up the family tree, except I still don’t know who/if Brazo Jr. is related too. His story of the names seems slightly different than what I’ve read before; Shadito Cruz was nicknamed “Man with the Golden Arm” for a while and Oro started out using that “Hombre de Brazo de Oro” name. Mil Mascaras complained to him that his look was too similar, so they redesigned his outfit and his name to Brazo de Oro. Porky asked his father if he could use Brazo de Plata, and his father as Oro, who said okay; same with El Brazo. When Brazo de Oro was out due to kidney surgery, Super Brazo took his place in the trio, and so on from there. I think Brazo de Oro’s point is they all got their name, directly or indirectly, from Shadito Cruz’s nickname, so they all have the right to call themselves Brazos.
- Misterioso II tells his story of the fan incident. Pretty much what he said before, though he adds a few details: despite contrary reports, the fan was not a kid (he was old enough to get in a bar later that night), he missed those Coliseo shows as punishment for his actions in addition to a fine, and the fan never protested to the commission but he’s still apologizing for everything. Rambo writes about his own experiences with fans throwing stuff at wrestlers.
- a list of past February deaths, including Huroki Sito (unclue of Panico and Black Cat), Acorazado Moreno (father of the AAA Morenos), El Cobarde I, and El Santo.

CMLL (FRI) 02/02 Arena Mexico
1) Flash & Super Nova vs Artillero & Super Comando
2) Mascara Purpura, Texano Jr., Virus vs Arkangel, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Lizmark Jr., Maximo, Ultimo Dragon vs Averno, Mephisto, Sangre Azteca
4) La Mascara, Mistico, Volador Jr. vs Damian 666, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero, Shocker vs Atlantis, Marco Corleone, Ultimo Guerrero

Ovaciones has a profile of Marco Corelone. Corelone claims that if Shocker is 1000% Guapo, that means Marco is 1000000% Guapo. The exchange rate is brutal. Esto has an article on Rey Bucanero. Rey would like to fight for Ultimo Guerrero’s mask, but figures he’d have to put up more than his hair to get a shot at – probably his whole career. Elsewhere in that paper, Rey hopes for a title/title match with Atlantis, and pushes the Corelone/Shocker feud.

CMLL is pushing the semimain as a dream team of young stars versus the Perros. Semimain should be something between Ultimo Dragon and Sangre Azteca again.

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TV Show Index additions

I dunno if anyone necessarily uses these pages, but I’ve had TV indexes up for the major shows in Mexico, going back to 2003. This is all built onto the event listings, so I can’t add a TV show unless I have info about the event and what date the event aired (a problem with AAA; CMLL is more predictable).

Anyway, I’ve added some new features to these pages.
- TV index pages now include a link to any recap of the show I’ve found. They’re listed on the right side when avialable,a dn should take you as close to the show recap as I can get (you may still have to do a little searching.) I said I’d do this long ago, and it’s cool to have it finally done. If you know of another place I should be looking for recaps, let me know.
- If you rather look at the recaps by author, I’ve got that too. Probably needs to look a little nicer, but it’s functional. Each page includes a link to the recap, and the show main event so you know what’s what.
- Converting from GalaUS to GalaMex isn’t the easiest thing. So, I’ve added a a conversion list, matching up US air dates to Mexico air dates. I haven’t actually figured out how this is going to work on the old split shows.

I don’t have any links to my stuff in there yet, but that’s because I know where I can find it. Finding, say, random DVDVR reviews, is a bit harder.

Things to do
- programming an easy way to edit episodes (I’ve only needed to add and delete) so I can get rid of some mistakes
- adding more shows to the Galavision listings (it’s only about 70% up)
- adding AULL (based off Chui’s Lucha Crunchers)
- figuring out how/if to include Chui’s Lucha Crunchers
- adding in Victor’s old stuff that’s still on the Observer and I’ve got linked elsewhere
- tracking down those DVDVR reviews
- figuring out IWRG
- adding earlier results to add earlier shows, even if it’s just ripping them out of TV recaps (circular)

I have no idea when I’ll do any of this.

Suggestions? Ideas? Questions about the use of my time?

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02/10 and 03/18 Chicago Lucha Shows

TWO shows announced. So weird.

Again, ELL-MEX put a poster up on the Telvisa board and no where else I’ve seen:

Cierco, huh, and ending around 11 PM? Well, I didn’t have that much to live for anyway.

Don’t read into the Estrellas de AAA thing, it’s just wackiness. As you can see, this is the tribute show mentioned on the Observer site a couple days ago.

Congress Theatre’s next show is March 18th, with Park/Santo vs Shocker/Demon. So, yes, two Santo appearances in two months.

I’ve forbid myself from mentioning which shows I will and not go to, since that turns into lies and no one really cares.

The biggest news, though, is Congress Theater referee El Apenitas got was praised in a Matamoros newspaper. If there’s some connection between Apenitas and Matamoros, it’s not mentioned in the article. Someone’s gotta know that story.

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02/01: Neza, Monterrey, Puebla, Tijuana

CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 01/28 Arena Neza Results [The Gladiatores]
1) Chamaco Badillo b Dr. Trauma
2) Dragon Chino, Rey Mariscal b Redentor, Vampiro Metalico
3) Chac-Mol, Rayo Tapatio I b Chamaco Davila, Kid Star
4) Bam Bam, Mini Fantasy, Shockercito b Fire, Mini Violencia, Pierrothito
5) Místico, Negro Casas b Atlantis, Eclipse

indy (TUE) 01/30 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results [rfc]
1) Marrullero Vence b Larry Miranda Jr.
2) La Pulga, Ricochet b Angel Negro, La Mancha
3) Burrito, Mini Burrito b Borriquito, Guerrero Griego
4) La Kalaka, Sky, Turbina b Enrique Vera, Red Flama, Vudu
5) Casanova, Dulce Poly, Humberto Garza Jr. b Pancho Tequila, Potro Jr., the Beast
6) Hijo de Espanto II, Konnan Big b Axxel, Mario Bezares

Mario Bezares is a ex-boxer/celebrity to fight Konnan Big this month.

CMLL (MON) 02/05 Arena Puebla Lineup [hugo999 @ box y lucha]
1) SWAT, King Jaguar vs Murcielago, Ares
2) Asturiano, Centella de Oro, the Tiger vs Espiritu Maligno, Fuerza Chicana, Siki Osama
3) Emilio Charles Jr., Okumura, Dr. X vs Mascara Purpura, El Valiente, Virus
4) Shocker, Negro Casas, Dos Caras Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero, Alex Koslov, Atlantis
5) Texano Jr. vs Maniacop [hair]
6) Averno vs Volador Jr. [CMLL MIDDLE]

Main event is a one fall match.

BAJA STAR (SAT) 02/10 Auditorio de Tijuana Lineup [aledesp @ Satanico's Mansion]
1) Calavera, Kimura vs Duende, Clon
2) Pancho Cachondo, Angel Negro Jr. vs Ricochet, Super Rhino
3) Star Boy, Extassis vs Pierroth Jr., Enfermero Jr.
4) Rey Misterio Sr., Hijo de Rey Misterio, Super Astro vs TJ Boy, Principe Arandu, Mortiz
5) Latin Lover, LA Park vs Hector Garza, Super Parka

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02/09 AAA TV news

AAA (FRI) 02/09 La Plaza de Toros El Relicario Lineup
1) Octagoncito, La Parkita, Mascarita Divina vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Chessman, Mini Charly Manson
2) Alan Stone, Zumbido vs Escoria & Espiritu vs Alan, Decnnis vs Hator, Chris Stone [AAA TAG]
3) Billy Boy vs Gran Apache [bull terrier]
4) Juventued Guerrera, Psicosis II, Joe Lider, Crazy Boy vs Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana, el Dandy
5) La Parka Jr., Octagon, Alebrije, Zorro vs Abismo Negro, Histeria, Mr. Niebla, Antifaz

Oh gosh, Mexican Powers vs Old, Angry Men is not a one off match, it’s a feud. They had to get LA Park back on TV so people would vote for him, but if he’s turning rudo and not just feuding with the Hell Brothers, he’d gotta cost his team the match here.

Espiritu/Scoria have already beaten Alan Stone/Zumdbio, so it’s either
Alan Stone & Zumbido vs Alan & Decnnis and Espiritu & Scoria vs Hator & Chris Stone
OR Alan Stone & Zumbido vs Hator & Chris Stone and Espiritu & Scoria vs Alan & Decnnis

I wonder if Intocable and Elegido are ever going to have their second match in this tournament.

The main event of the 02/05 show – Hellbrothers vs Dark Family – is a cage match.

Speaking of AAA, Ovaciones has an interview with Mr. Niebla. He talks about the six sided ring being an adjustment, but not much new otherwise.

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GdR #62

From 01/27. The usual.

I’m like an hour into the last pre-Best of AAA episodes (all three I plan to rush thru just to get the match info), but after missing out on the DVDVR minis tournament, I want to participate in the 2006 Best Of one, so recaps may still be slow in coming.

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