03/18 AAA TV Lineup (Rey de Reyes)

02/23 (results), 03/03 (lineup), 03/10 (lineup)

Let me be the last person to report this…

AAA’s confirmed who’s going to be in the Rey de Reyes match, and it matches the lineup that was circulating around, as does the main event, so I figure this is as much confirmation as we can expect to get that the lineup is correct, 16 days out.

Updated on 03/05: AAA Tag Tournament finalists are announced.

AAA TV (SUN) 03/18 El Toreo De Naucalpan [Mario Rivera @ box y lucha foro]
1) Mascaraita Sagrada, Octagoncito, Mascarita Divina vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Chessman, Mini Charly Manson
2) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Joe Lider & Crazy Boy vs Super Fly & Pegasso vs Alan Stone & Zumbido [AAA TAG]
3) Billy Boy vs Apache [hair]
4) Super Porky, Zorro, Alebrije vs Antifaz, Histeria, Mr. Niebla
5) Abismo Negro vs Latin Lover vs La Parka Jr. vs Rhyno vs Octagon vs Fuerza Guerrera [Rey de Reyes]
6) Cibernetico, Chessman, Charly Manson vs Scott Steiner, Kenzo Suzuki, ?

AAA is/was trying to get Kurt Angle for that last main event spot, but the price for him is/was too high.

Rey Misterio Jr. is scheduled to appear in a non-wrestling capacity. WWE’s supposedly is aware that he’s going to be appearing on a show with TNA guys and is supposedly okay with this. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Thinking about it now – if the Dark Family is facing the Mexican Powers before this show in a non-tournament match, obviously it ought to be Ozz & Cuervo as the other team in the tag final.

Now: Top four finishers move on. I guess I was right, with one of my five hundred guesses.

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03/02: Mexico preview

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Not much today, so let’s just roll out the lineups:

CMLL (FRI) 03/02 Arena Mexico
1) Danger & Trueno vs Hooligan & Ramstein
2) Leono, Metro II, Virus vs Loco Max, Nitro, Okumura
3) Felino, Sagrado, Ultimo Dragon vs Eclipse, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
4) Heavy Metal, La Mascara, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
5) Alex Koslov, Marco Corleone, Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Universo 2000
6) Perro Aguayo Jr. vs Mistico

CMLL Previews
- La Presna
- ESTO
- the Notimex one hasn’t turned up yet
- Ovaciones has one as well.

There’s not much new about Perro vs Mistico at this point. Marco is looking for a title shot against Universo still.

The hope is we find out a bit more about what’s going on with Mistico. We do know he made it to his tryout, before the WWE show. Mistico worked with Dean Malenko, and got postive reviews. Dave Meltzer, on Figure Four Daily, belived that even if Mistico signed, he wouldn’t start soon, and he wouldn’t appear on WWE TV for longer – they’d have him working off TV for a while, or even in one of their developmental groups. It was Meltzer’s guess that Mistico would go, but that was based on no inside information, just the idea of a 25 year old kid being wowed by a big crowd and better treatment than he’s getting in WWE.

If Perro/Mistico is blown off tonight, then I think he’s going. But since he doesn’t have to go right this second, they could continue out this feud to the 03/23 show even if he was going, so I think it’s much more likely that this reminds unclear for a bit while.

AAA tapes tomorrow.

ESTO also has an interview with Universo 2000. Universo has no plans to retire – he makes it a rule not to plan anything more than two months into the future – because people who retire seem to keep wrestling anyway.

Felino, Blue Panther, and Dos Caras Jr. spoke at a school children about the dangers of drugs. There’s no follow up comment I can make here that will not eventually get me killed, so let’s move on. Ovaciones has a short blurb about Rey and Atlantis talking to people about TB as well.

Quinta Estacion explains why they wanted Mistico in a video – lucha fans don’t normally listen to much Pop music, so they thought if they partnered with the top lucha libre star, they’d get attention from a whole new market. (And I’m sure Mistico and/or his people were thinking the same thing the other way.)

El Martiente’s wrestler of the month is Dark Angel

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03/01: Coliseo

CMLL

Brillante is on the left. It’s possible it’s Astro Boy, but I remember him thinner.

CMLL (TUE) 02/27 Arena Coliseo
1) Mini Violencia & Pierrothito b Bracito de Oro & Mini Olimpico
2) Moltov, Sensei, Sombra de Plata b Polvora, Vaquero, Zayco
3) Brillante, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Apocalipsis, Arkangel, Dr. X
4) Ephesto, Misterioso II, Okumura b Mictlan, Sagrado, Texano Jr.
5) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr. b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Pierroth

UDG (SUN) 03/04 Arena Coliseo
1) Bryan Lee, Kazuchika Okada, Toshiya Matsuzaki vs Arkangel, Daisuke Hanakoa, Negro Navarro
2) Mima Shimoda & Sahori vs La Nazi & Rosa Negra
3) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino, La Mascara vs Hajime Ohara, Hiromi Horiguchi, Okumura
4) Tajiri vs Ultimo Dragon, Chad Malenko, Alex Koslov, Shocker, Pierroth Jr., Hirooki Goto, Veneno [NWA IJH, toreno]

CMLL (WED) 03/07 Centro de Convenciones Madero
1) India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, La Nazi
2) Alex Koslov, La Mascara, Maximo vs Dr. X, Nitro, Sangre Azteca
3) Dos Caras Jr., Hijo de Lizmark, Shocker vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Marco Corelone, Mistico vs Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, LA Park

indy (THU) 03/01 Arena Olimpico Laguna
1) Insolito & Rey Sagitario vs Diestro & Tempestad
2) Piloto Negro Jr. & Tigre Chon vs Diamante Negro & Mini Star
3) Piloto Negro & Super Star vs Conflictus & Piloto Suicida
4) America Salvaje & Espanto V vs Enrique Vera & Sexy Piscis

Negro Casas gets a shot at Tiger Mask IV’s NWA Junior Heavy Championship on 03/18 during his and Texano’s Japan tour. No chance? No chance. (strong style spirit)

Blog Critics Magazine has a very positive review of the new Mondo Lucha A Go Go book.

La Voz has an interview with the creators of lucha libre cartoon El Tigre, which premiers on Nickeloden this Saturday.

Filmeweb has an interview with Raúl Cuesta about his new short documentary – “Maximo”. Yea, that one. It sounds like it’s about how it’s like playing an exotico. The film is describe as “An intimate portrait of a Lucha Libre wrestler in Mexico who has developed a homosexual character in the ring, although he himself isn’t gay.” They got picked up by the San Diego Latin Film Festival – looks like it’ll air next Friday night.

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03/03 Lucha Times

AAA: Cage match between the Hell Brothers and the Dark Family

not really sure what’s going on the satellite shows

CAN52: maybe they’ll continue showing the Leono stuff here? And then another opening match from Mexico?

FSE: and then semi and main event here? Who knows.

AAAMexico: Hell Brothers vs Vipers, 3 on 4

CMLLMexico: Mistico vs Perro

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02/28: Monterrey, Tijuana, Neza

CMLL updated their site, but didn’t post Tuesday results yet. Ovaciones covers the Arena Mexico lineup change and has an interview with Super Muneco about the upcoming mask match.

indy (TUE) 02/27 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Corazon Adicto & Hooolywood b Red Flamer & Sky
2) America Salvaje, Pancho Tequila, Vudu b Golden Boy, La Kalaka, Silver Star
3) La Bandida b Dulce Poly [FILL WOMEN]
4) Al Barone, Hijo de Solitario, Potro Jr. b Casasnova, Hijo de Anibal, Humberto Garza Jr.
5) Konan Big b Jorge Castro

indy (SUN) 03/04 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) La Furia & Marrullero vs La Pulga & Ricochet
2) Armagedon, Burrito, Rey Apostol vs Black Diamond, Gardenia Azteca, Rosa Salvae
3) Corazon Adictor, La Kalaka, Sky vs Difuno II, Difunto I, Ejecutor
4) Casasnova, Huracan Ramirez Jr., Silver Star vs Al Barone, La Sombra, Vudu
5) Axel, Black Draogn, Golden Boy vs Hijo de Espanto II, Pancho Tequila, Potro Jr.
6) Rayo de Jalisco vs Konnan Big, Hijo de Solitario, Hijo de Anibal [hair, mask, FILL HEAVY]

Okay, Konnan Big must’ve lost the match versus Rayo where Rayo put up the FILL Heavy and Konnan Big put up his hair, because Rayo’s been champ since. But if Konnan Big is putting up his hair here – that means he didn’t get shaved either, right? That wouldn’t be the first time for Konnan Big and this group.

I’d presume Rayo’s dropping the title back here and probably finishing up with this group soon. There’s some talk they might do a Rayo/Solitario mask match eventually, but no one’s losing their mask here.

There’s more about upcoming big shows here on lo mejor de lucha (scroll down to RFC’s 02/28 post.)

MORA (SAT) 02/24 Auditorio de Tijuana [El Halcon]
1) Thunder Murcielago & Thunderbird b Arlequin & Silver Star
2) Black Spider, Rubi Gardeina, Super Astro DQ Depredador, Phobia, Rey Azteca
3) Rayo de Jalisco & Tinieblas Jr. b Blue Demon Jr. & Espectro Jr. [losers advance, toreno, 1st]
4) Dos Caras Jr. & Mil Mascaras b Coco Rojo & Super Muenco [losers advance, toreno, 1st]
5) Olimpico & Rayman b Hijo de Rey Misterio & Infierno [losers advance, toreno, 1st]
6) Blue Demon Jr. & Espectro Jr. b Coco Rojo & Super Muenco [losers advance, toreno, qf]
7) Coco Rojo & Super Muenco b Hijo de Rey Misterio & Infierno [losers advance, toreno, sf]
8) Hijo de Rey Misterio b Infierno [mask, torneo, final]

Infierno’s name is Jorge Luis Rincon

CMLL (SUN) 02/25 Arena Neza [box y lucha foro]
1) Bacteria & Epidemia b Dragon Chino & Rey Mariscal
2) Chac Mool & Lilia b Killer Machine & Nopton
3) Dark Angel & India Sioux b Hiroka & Rosa Negra
4) Sagrado, Texano Jr., Volador Jr. b Hijo de Pierroth, Misterioso Jr., Olimpico
5) Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila b Alex Koslov, Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal

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could’ve used this guy yesterday

Haven’t heard a Mistico update, so here’s something completely different:

Camaleon De Oro, trying to get Mexicans to register to vote, appears in Chihuahua while he’s there.

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03/02 Arena Mexico lineup change

(poster via Alexis)

Mistico/Perro is added as the main event. Volador Jr. replaces Mistico in the semimain.

This would seem to indicate to me that the mask/hair match is set, but feel free to speculate what this means to Mistico, Perro, WWE, CMLL, and the price of tea in China, in the comments.

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02/27: Misterio, Puebla, Guadalajara, Naucalpan, AULL

La Presna confirms parts of the Rey de Reyes lineup. Rey Misterio will be there (only because it’s supposed to be a benefit for Konnan), and the main event is Cibernetico, Charly Manson, and Chessman vs Scott Steiner, “another one of TNA”, and “another surprise” – the last is surely Kenzo, since that’s what has been mentioned elsewhere.

CMLL (MON) 02/26 Arena Puebla
1) SWAT, the Tigre, Zigma b Fuerza Chicana, Murcielago, Siki Ozama
2) Mini Damian, Mini Halloween, Mini Mr. Aguila b Asturiano, Blue Center, Ultimo Dragoncito
3) Emilio Charles Jr., Ohara, Okumura b Maximo, Metro II, Sagrado
4) Alex Koslov, Ultimo Dragon, Volador Jr. b Efesto, Mephisto, Terrible
5) Averno b Mistico [CMLL MIDDLE]

Averno fouled Mistico and got the pin.

CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 02/27 Arena Aficion [box y lucha]
1) Blue Prince I, Blue Prince II vs Plaga, Despiadado
2) Titan, Mensajero de la Muerte vs Exotico, Blade
3) Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Enfermero Jr., Okada, Mazausaki
4) Rey Bucanero, Arenita vs Ultimo Guerrero, Olimpico

Hey, look, no Mistico.

CMLL (SUN) 03/04 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Estrella de Jalisco vs Fraile de la Muerte
2) Nube Roja, Idolo vs Infierno, Guero Loco
3) Antrax vs Danger (Guadalajara)
4) Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Sagrado vs Rayman vs Virus vs Gallo vs Maximo vs Atlantis vs Malefico vs Nitro vs Magnum vs Sangre Azteca vs Ultimo Guerrero [ciber]

CMLL (TUE) 03/06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Neon vs Imposter
2) Azazel vs Mr. Trueno
3) Metatron vs Infierno
4) Virus, Metal Blanco, Metalik vs Nitro, Sangre Azteca, Mascara Magica
5) Maximo vs Mr. Power
6) Rey Bucanero, Oro II vs Olimpico, Tarzan Boy

Hey, Oro II still wrestles. Think he was injuried all this time?

IWRG (SUN) 02/25 Arena Naucalpan
1) Puma King b Volcan Negro
2) Antaris, Kai, Yamato b Black Jaguar, Black Stone, Vampiro Metalico
3) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Dr. Cerebro, Kid Tiger, Suicida
4) El Dandy, Felino, Negro Navarro, Villano III b Bestia Salvaje, Black Pentagon, Nosawa, Veneno
5) Avisman & Black Terry b Cerebro Negro & Freelance [losers advance]
6) Cerebro Negro b Freelance [IWRG WELTER]

No explaination why Cerebro Negro and Suicida switched spots. Dandy and Villano III busted each other open, with a beer bottle coming into play at the finish. Coco Blanco got eliminated in the final fall of the tercera, but snuck back in and fouled Kid Tiger to help his team win.

IWRG (THU) 03/01 Arena Naucalpan
1) Celestial vs Volcan Negro
2) Ave Fenix & Kid Tiger vs Bestial & Dr. Maldad
3) Fantasma de la Opera, Trauma I, Trauma II vs Aki, Fabian el Gitano, Yamato
4) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Suicida vs Black Terry, Kraneo, Zandokan
5) El Dandy, Electroshock, Heavy Metal vs Bestia Salvaje, Pierroth, Veneno

IWRG (SUN) 03/04 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aguila Oriental, Celestial vs Mr. Randal, Extrano
2) Antaris, Sadico vs Vampiro Metalico, Airon Boy
3) Fantasma de la Opers, Peligro, Kraneo vs Yamato, Kai, King Boy
4) Suicida, Dr. Cerebro, Cerebro Negro vs Bestia Salvaje, Veneno, Black Terry
5) El Dandy vs Villano III

AULL (FRI) 03/02 Arena Lopez Mateos Lineup
1) Puma King, Sombra Escarlata vs Kid Tiger, Sol de Oriente
2) Dr. Psiquiatra, Psicopata vs Epidermia, Heavy Boy [AULL TAG, 2nd, torneo]
3) Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Opera vs Supremo Jr., Rambo Jr. [AULL TAG, 2nd, torneo]
4) Astro Boy, Robin Maravilla vs Sepulturero I, Sepulturero II
5) Villano III, Super Muneco, Rocky Santana vs Satanico, Coco Rojo, Negro Navarro
6) Dos Caras Jr., Volador Jr., Ultimo Gladiador vs Terrible, Rey Krymen, Sadico

There’s a new Halcon up! #86
- Interview with Blue Demon Jr.
- Q&A with Espiritu Guerrero, who has a cool mask
- Bio of El Hlacon
- Interview with Princesa Blanca – she says she’s back in AAA. She is? I read this wrong, never mind.
- Fact sheet on Explosivo.
- The history of the original el Halcon

I like the new design.

El Siglo de Torreon has an article on the 03/01 Wagner show.

El Occidental has a bio of Rayo de Jalisco Sr.

El Sol de Tampico hypes up Guerrera Negra.

Guerreros del Ring #76 has Solar.

Full lineups are below

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AAA #613

taped 01/20, aired in the US on 02/17. We’re going back to phony episode numbers because they amuse me.

So the big thing about the Scoria/Espiritu vs Pegasso/Super Fly match was I had the result wrong for a month. The lesser thing is the Hell Brothers apparently meant to light a table on fire before Cibernetico chokeslammed Espiritu thru it, only they couldn’t get it to light. I bet Espiritu was not disappointed.

That was the only non screw job finish of the night.

I can’t believe the first spot AAA aired of Mr. Niebla was him blowing a spot. That’s so perfectly triple a, it has to be fake.

I didn’t get into this show much at all and was glad for it to be over. The best thing on the show might have been Apache being pelted with fruits and vegetables.

Eagle eye posters will note that I’m now onto the current AAA show. If I recap it this week, I’ll be caught up for the firs time since I started to do AAA recaps. I dunno if I will.

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I’m glad we can all handle this like adults

or not:

At least as of yesterday, WWE was still expecting Mistico to wrestle in San Jose tomorrow night. It is expected CMLL officials will try and notify border authorities to not allow him in the country.

- wo.com

Good thing they haven’t finished the wall!

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