03/19 AAA TV taping results

previous: 03/03, 03/10, 03/18 (Rey de Reyes)

AAA TV (MON) 03/19 Domo de la Feria de Leon [ovaciones, El Sol de Leon]
0) Mini Dizzy & Mini Path Finder b Mascarita de la Muerte & Mini Ozz
1) Aero Star, Jesse, Nemesis AAA, Orion b Espantapajaros I, Ghefar, Policeman, Toxico
2) Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Mini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Esterllas b Billy Boy, Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinela Escarlata, Sexi Star
3) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz b Laredo Kid, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Super Fly
4) El Elegido, La Parka Jr., Super Porky, Zorro b Abismo Negro, Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Mr. Niebla
5) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico DQ Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias, Nicho el Millionario

Air Date (projected)
Mexico: 04/01
US: 04/21

All the Legion/Sect rudos interfered in the main event and that was the DQ. Laredo Kid took a martiente in his match for the loss. Billy Boy refused to fight, was beat and booed.

Upcoming tapings
03/25
– 04/01 (coming later)

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CMLL on FSE #4 (09/03/06)

Matches taped 08/27/06

So, the day that post went up saying I’m taking a break from recapping for a while, the last five months of CMLL FSE turns up in my mailbox. I couldn’t decide if that was in fact the greatest thing ever, or cruel punishment from the lucha gods.

What I did decide is to leave AAA on the backburner for a bit, and run thru some of these episodes to catch up. As you’ll see as I start posting them, I decided to recap each and every episode to start, but I’m not sure it’s going to stick that way, or I may just do it in bunches, leave them along for a while, and then do another bunch.

This episode had an ordinary Arena Mexico segunda match that just happened to be the Arena Coliseo tercera (need a shorter/catchier name for that) and one of those Perro/Mistico matches were the crowd reaction made the match great than it actually was.

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03/20: Puebla, Neza, Nuevo Leon, Reynosa

Angel Azteca stories: Notimex, El Siglo de Torreon, La Jornada. Yucatan has photos from his last match. Ovaciones has a note as well.

CMLL (MON) 03/19 Arena Puebla [hugo999 @ box y lucha]
1) Forajido & King Jaguar b Ares & Mr. Rafaga
2) Asturiano, Centella de Oro, the Tiger b Fuerza Chicana, Karissma, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Cerebro Negro, Maniacop, Skandalo b Batman, Leono, Tony Rivera
4) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Lizmark Jr. b Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
5) Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Rey Bucanero DQ Mascara Ano 2000, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero

Metal replaced Shocker.

CMLL (SUN) 03/18 Arena Neza [La Porra Ruda de Neza]
1) Cosmotron & Stella b Ambar & Boazz
2) Buho I & Buho II DQ Black Danger & Black Heart
3) Angel Negro & Nopton b Chico Che & Seiya
4) Chac-Mol, Leono, Rayo Tapatio ii DQ Emilio Charles Jr., Skandalo, Terrible
5) Black Warrior, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero b Felino, Rayo Tapatio I, Tony Rivera

Chico Che had a neck injury in his match. I’ve finally figured out which one is Black Danger and which one is Black Heart. (The key? A labeled picture. Though I guess I could’ve looked at the “BD” on the boots.) No Ramstein?

CMLL (SUN) 03/18 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon [Mas_Solitario @ el martiente]
1) Mini Damian 666 & Mini Halloween b Mini Olímpico & Último Dragoncito
2) Hiroka & Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel & Lady Apache
3) Tigre Universitario b Diluvio Negro I, La Sombra, Diluvio Negro II
4) Shocker & Silver King b Angel Blanco Jr. & Sangre Azteca
5) Héctor Garza b Super Parka [hair]

The tercera was for some vacant title, which Tigre immediatly revacated because of the screwiness of the win. That sure meant a lot.

indy (SAT) 03/17 Palenque de la Feria, Reynosa
1) Chamaco Ortiz & Rocker Boy b Black Star & Misterio Negro
2) Mascarita Sagrada b Mini Pierroth
3) Corazon de Barrio & Misterioso II b Maniaco & Pentagon Black
4) El Hijo del Santo, Psicodelico Jr., Rayman b Angel Blanco Jr., Hator, Super Parka
5) Mil Mascaras b Venom [mask]

Shocker, Garza, Mascara Ano 2000, and Universo 2000 were pulled from the semimain because of Santo’s involvement. Not sure how people ended up working the undercard. The promoter explained the situation before the show, and Santo backed him up before his match. Venom, in this case, is Javier Sandoval of Yuma, a local wrestler.

Links
Super Luchas #204 has Santo/CMLL
Box Y Lucha #2810 has Parka with a sword and a a Misterio (also Santo and Azteca.)
El Herlado de Tabasco has notes from a radio interview with El Hijo Del Santo. Nothing about CMLL; this must’ve been the one right before the split was announced, because it includes him noting there’s been Misticos, Octagons, Vampiros, and Super Munecos, but none of them have the long lasting star power he does, and he’s said it before. The interview is mostly about the marine ecological work he’s doing. La Frontera talks about much the same.
La Presna has a recap of Rey de Reyes. Not many new details; the titular match was the meain event, and the order of elimination of the tag match went Guapos, Fuerza Aerea, and Mexican Powers.
They also have an interview with Rey about going into the HOF.
El Occidental has a bio of Perro Aguayo.

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03/19: Leono/Mogur, Mistico, Monterrey

Ovaciones says Leono beat Mogur in a 15 minute match to win his hair.

The Observer had an update about Mistico. Apparently, Rey Misterio Jr. found out WWE wasn’t going after them, and tried to convince them to change their minds. WWE is thinking about it again, but it’s “less than 50%”. WWE believes they can break Mistico out of his contract if they wanted to and took some time, but they figure they’d have to spend even more time having him learn the US style (and changing everything about him that made him a success in the first place) and they don’t seem to be interested in something that would take a while.

Luchas 2000 has the truth about Mistico, which is probably outdated by now.

indy (SUN) 03/18 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Burrito & Mini Burrito b Borrico & Tequilita
2) La Bella & La Bestia b Apostol & La Bandida
3) Angel Negro, Hollywood, Silver Star b Al Barone, Angel Negro, Mortal
4) Black Dragon, Huracan Ramirez Jr., Ultraman Jr. b Nygma, Picudo, Potro Jr.
5) Axel DQ Hijo de Espanto [FILL MIDDLE]
6) Konnan Big, Pancho Tequilla, Super Konnan b Casanova, Golden Boy, Humberto Garza Jr.

So Super Konnan’s not Konnan Big? I’m confused.

indy (TUE) 03/20 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup [rfc]
1) Borrico, Mini Burrito vs Angel Negro, Mini Pancho Tequila
2) La Bella, La Bestia vs La Bandida, El Burrito
3) Huracan Ramirez Jr., Casanova, Black Dragon vs Al Barone, Pancho Tequila, Potro Jr.
4) Axxel, Super Konnan, Humberto Garza Jr. vs Picudo, Nygma, Sivler Cat
5) Konan Big vs Reglaito, Raton

AAA (SAT) 03/17 Arena Vidal, Chetumal Lineup [Diario Quintana Roo]
1) Coloso (Chetumal), Angel Silenciosos b Angel del Apocalipsis, Rey Azteca
2) Guerrero, Caballero Galactico b Neurosis, Monje Loco
3) Raul Vidal, Pantera Salvaje, Arlequin b Sombra Azul Jr., Gato Nocturnoa, Astro Flash
4) Cibernetico, Octagon b Abismo Negro, Antifaz

The reporter was annoyed with the (lack of) quality of the main event. They did the quickie mask match bit with Octagon and Antifaz, which didn’t help. Why does anyone do that bit?

CMLL (SAT) 03/17 Gimnasio Jesus Garcia Lopez [El Solitario Jr. @ El Martiente]
1) Pesadilla & Rey Sombra b Dragon de Fuego & Fly
2) Duende Jr. & Karisma b Cisne I & Cisne II
3) Misterio b Guardian del Espacio [hair]
4) Lizmark & Mictlan b Olímpico & Último Guerrero

CMLL (WED) 03/28 Centro de Convenciones, Madreo Lineup [u guerrero @ el martinete]
1) Dark Angel & Lady Apache vs Amapola & Princesa Sujei
2) Stuka Jr., Super Nova, Valiente vs Astro Boy, Danger, Leono
3) La Mascara, Maximo, Volador Jr. vs Loco Ray, Sangre Azteca, Skandalo
4) Alex Koslov, Dr. Wagner Jr., Marco Corelone vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II
5) Mistico & Negro Casas vs Averno & Black Warrior [CMLL TAG]

Yea, those titles still do exist.

CMLL (THU) 03/15 Arena Isabel de Cuervanca Lineup [Dark Atlantis @ el Martinete]
1) Caballero de Fuego & Veneno (Cuervanca) b Comodin & Furia Azteca
2) Antaris & Turbo b Black Thunder & Vampiro Metalico
3) Damian 666, Halloween, Hooligan DQ Brazo de Platino, Maximo, Super Brazo
4) Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Marco Corelone DQ Mascara Ano 2000, Pierroth, Universo 2000

Super Brazo and Hooligan are feuding here and they’re building to a stip match.

Super Luchas #21 is about hardcore Mexican wrestling.

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03/18 AAA TV Results (Rey de Reyes)

previous: 02/23, 03/03, 03/10

AAA TV (SUN) 03/18 El Toreo De Naucalpan [ovaciones, KrisZ]
1) Mascarita Divina, Mascarita Sagrada, Octagoncito b Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Chessman
2) Cuervo & Ozz b Crazy Boy & Joe Lider and Pegasso & Super Fly and Alan Stone & Zumbido [AAA TAG]
3) Gran Apache b Billy Boy [hair]
4) Alberije, Super Porky, Taiji Ishimori, Zorro b Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Kaoma Jr., Mr. Niebla
5) La Parka Jr. b Abismo Negro, Latin Lover, Rhyno, Octagón, Fuerza Guerrera [Rey de Reyes]
6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico b Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias, Scott Steiner

Air Date (projected)
Mexico: 03/25
US: 04/14

Mesias (Messiah in English) is Ricky Banderas; we’ll see if that sticks around longer than Asesor Cibernetica. KrisZ says Cibernetico was put thru a flaming table, returned, and won the match when Mesias and Scott Steiner screwed up.

AAA announced a Hall of Fame, and immediately inducted Antonio Pena and Rey Misterio Jr. (who was there). They’ll be running a show in Japan this September as an anniversary special – KrisZ has this as on 9/3.

Upcoming:
* 03/19 (tonight! – here’s a article about it)
* 03/25

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Angel Azteca (1963-2007)

SuperLuchas is reporting (at least partially based on this box y lucha post): Angel Azteca passed away Sunday. He was 43.

Angel Azteca was wrestling in Campeche in 2007 in a trios match opposite former tag partner Atlantis. It sounds like he had a heart issue after the match, but I’m not clear on this at all.

Azteca started wrestling in 1980, though his original name(s) are unknown. He got the Azteca gimmick in 1988 and took off from there, with his biggest years in the early 90s. Azteca won the NWA Middleweight and Mexican Welterweight titles, won the Mexican Tag Team titles with Atlantis and Volador, and won the trios titles as part of an all star team up with Hijo de Santo and Super Muneco. Azteca was a number of wrestlers who left CMLL to join AAA, and was briefly regimmicked as Charro de Jalisco.

Azteca ended the high profile part of his career back in CMLL, feuding with Arkangel in lower card matches in 2003. Towards the end of the year, CMLL pushed the feud as more important, and Arkangel took Angel Azteca’s mask on the last major show of the year. Even though Angel Azteca was only 40 at the time and Arkangel isn’t much younger, it seemed like this was planned to be Azteca’s final big moment, and he was dropping his mask to a younger guy to put them over on his way out. Azteca wrestled only occasionally in 2004, and was switched to being a referee for the promotion, but the new occupation didn’t stick.

Azteca resurfaced in 2006, teaming with two sons (II and Jr.) – it’s not clear if these are authentic sons. The trios of Aztecas wrestled around the greater Mexico City area, including some work for AULL. Angel Azteca also worked at least one maestro match, teaming with Solar I against Negro Navarro and old rival Arkangel. I don’t have any records of Angel Azteca wrestling in 2007 before Sunday’s match.

indy (SUN) 03/18 Arena Pinkusky [Sharkane @ box y lucha]
1) Apolo Sureno b Espiritu Maya
2) Angel Celestial & Captian America b Eslabon & Sangre Latina
3) Cobraman & Gavilan b Halcon Rojo & Mecanico Infernal
4) Atlantis, Imperio Dorado, Rebelde Punk b Angel Azteca, Demonio Rojo, Pinkusky

The report didn’t notice anything about Angel Azteca. He signed autographs after the match.

Update: CMLL.com confirms Azteca has passed away.

03/18: Naucalpan, Merdia, Accion

IWRG (THU) 03/15 Arena Naucalpan
1) Celestial b Extrano
2) Aguila Oriental, Ave Fenix, Kid Tiger b Black Jaguar, Black Stone, Comando Gama
3) Kraneo, Trauma I, Trauma II b Freelance, Kai, Yamato
4) Dandy & Negro Navarro b Villano IV & Villano V
5) Bestia Salvaje, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Veneno b El Dandy, Esfinge, Villano III

Villanos turned rudo, with Villano III returning to attack El Dandy in the semimain and those two not working together in the main event. IWRG says the Traumas are on a 18 match winning streak, and it’s Sunday so I’m not doing the research.

AAA ARONJA (SUN) 03/18 Poliforum Zamna de Merida [El Mitomano]
1) Angel Infernal & Estrella de Fuego b Imperio Dorado & Imperio Maya
2) Halcon Rojo, Halcon Rojo Jr., Lobo Salvaje b Amenaza Roja, Cobraman, Coloso
3) Laredo Kid, Nemesis AAA, Rey Cometa b Alan, Decnnis, El Brazo
4) La Parkita, Martha Villalobos, Pimpinela b Mini Psicosis, Polvo de Estrellas, Tiffany
5) Gronda II, Intocable, Mascara Divina b Chris Stone, Hator, Scorpio Jr. [cage]

It’s always weird to see posts like (the actual) Hijo de Santo on leaving a message to listen to him on the radio, so you can hear his side of the CMLL fallout. Did anyone hear this? Is it different from what he said ?

Accion had

CMLL: Hector/Perro/Damian vs Alex/Marco/Shocker – Baby Richards is wearing Orange? Almost all High Society spots. Corelone does the hipswivel, and Perro fouls him. Seems fair enough.

AAA: Apache/Polvo/Fabi/Mini Chessman vs Billy/Pimpi/Sexi Star/Octagoncito from Tlaxcala. Octagon has a nice springboard tonillo. Funny how the skeletal replay shows a six sided ring – this week, they’re in a four corner one. Apache fouls Billy for the win, and that’s that.

Nothing on Santo, as far as I saw.

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03/30 Rey de Reyes Preview

I mentioned this in the comments of the Dos Leyenda lineup, but I’ll say it up here so everyone can read: Rey de Reyes is inarguably a better card. It’s not a talent gap, and I still believe CMLL has much better potential on it’s hands. (They haven’t been delivering on it, but that’s another post.) It’s almost all an effort gap. AAA cares much more about putting on a big event shows, and it shows. They’ve been building a number of angles for months, and they’ll actually be finishing them off. That should be the standard.

Match by match…

1) Mascarita Divina, Mascarita Sagrada, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Charly Manson, Mini Chessman

Before Sagrada was hurt, it looked like they were setting up another Abismo/Mascarita title match, so they may just resume that direction here. I’d be fine with that. Obviously, you got six good->awesome minis here, so this could be a great match.

2) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Cuervo & Ozz and Pegasso & Super Fly and Alan Stone & Zumbido [AAA TAG]

THE TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT. Seriously, I want someone to promise me that these things will be defending frequently and mean something for the foreseeable future, after the months of incoherent tournament matches it took to get here. If there’s any less than 3 title matches on TV the rest of the year, I will be complaining. They had plenty of time to devote to tag matches before the titles have been decided, so they ought to have some of that time after.

This all depends on what they’re planning to do next. (That’s another thing with AAA – they seem to be planning for the future much better.) If the Dark Family is going to end up as lead rudos on a weekly basis, with just random foreign legion cameos, they ought to get the titles to keep them strong. If Nicho, Kenzo, and Ricky are going to take over that top spot and Cuervo, Ozz, Scoria and Espiritu are headed to the midcard, then maybe it’s not so important.

I’d believe that these titles were created with the idea of Crazy and Lider holding them. They’re still Atomicos champs, so maybe they won’t get them yet. (OTOH, I can already see the magazine covers with them having two sets of belts.) If I got to pick, I’d probably pick with Alan Stone & Zumbido; you’ve got rudos as champs, so the first title matches can be about the tecnicos overcoming them (since the titles themselves won’t mean much), the Guapos don’t have much else to do right now and Alan & Zumbido should be a really fun team. I think there’s a lot more value in various combinations of the Air Force chasing the Guapos for the belts, rather them getting it right off the bat and barely surviving title defenses.

3) Billy Boy vs Gran Apache [hair]

Billy Boy should be getting his win back, but this is more about how the drama with Fabi and Marvin and Sexi Star and all that plays out. Not sure exactly where we’re heading here, because it’s all based on skits I haven’t seen, but they seem to be hinting a double turn.

4) Alberije, Super Porky, Zorro vs Antifaz del Norte, Histeria, Mr. Niebla

This is the one match on for no reason except to get some guys on. Vipers win to stay strong. There’s always rumors about Zorro turning, but I don’t think it’s happening

5) Abismo Negro vs Latin Lover, La Parka Jr., Rhyno, Octagón, Fuerza Guerrera [Rey de Reyes]

No Reyes de Reyes match has made sense since – 2005? I think that one worked right, but they’ve been doing trios with sometimes eliminations and sometimes captains and sometimes La Parka Jr. is just declared winner. I presume this will be the same thing. We’ve got an easy 3vs – Fuerza/Abismo/Rhyno vs Octagon/Latin/La Parka Jr – because they’ve got three rivalries (Parka’s the defender of AAA versus the TNA/Legion guy.)

I’m going to guess Abismo wins it this time.

6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico vs ?, Kenzo Suzuki, Scott Steiner

Ricky Banderas is the mystery guy, unless they get worried about people figuring it out, stick someone random in there, and have Ricky run in later.

They really should keep interaction between Cibernetico (seemingly fragile) and Scott Steiner (seemingly uncaring about opponents) away from each other as much as humanly possible. In ring, Scott Steiner in AAA is a dangerous idea – he’s not much as a wrestler any more, he’s not particular careful with his opponents, and he’s not feeling too good himself. I hope he’s somehow a draw.

Hell Brothers are due a win back, but I think they’ll only get it by DQ if at all. Run ins galore.

03/17: Mexico, lineups, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 03/16 Arena Mexico [ova, superluchas, ESTO]
1) Polvora & Vaquero b Sombra de Plata & Super Nova
2) Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sujei b Dark Angel, Luna Magica, Sahori
3) Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso Jr. b Felino, Lizmark Jr., Mictlan
4) Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Universo 2000 b Heavy Metal, Sagrado, Volador Jr.
5) Alex Koslov, Marco Corleone, Shocker DQ Damian 666, Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Perro fouled Marco. Sounds like the Perros were cheered over the new tecnico group. Ocampo says they were NOT announced as High Society.

Lizmark Jr. filled in for Blue Panther in the tercera, and they teased a rudo turn after the loss.

CMLL.com says Averno, Mephisto and Ephisto want a shot at the CMLL trios titles. So, as you’d quite expect, the trios champs are teaming up next week to fight a completely different unit. Wait, no, that makes absolutely no sense.

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 03/20 Arena Coliseo
1) Bracito de Oro & Mini Fantasy vs Mini Halloween & Mini Mr. Aguila
2) Danger, Sombra de Plata, Trueno vs Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Ramstein
3) India Sioux, Lady Apache, Marcela vs Amapola, La Nazi, Rosa Negra
4) La Mascara, Mictlan, Virus vs Eclipse, Misterioso II, Olimpico
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal, Shocker vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto

I was wondering where Dr. Wagner went.

CMLL (FRI) 03/23 Arena Mexico
1) Mini Olimpico & Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mini Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Leono, Maximo, Sagrado vs Goto, Ohara, Okumura
3) Alex Koslov, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr. vs Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II
4) Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero vs Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila, Perro Aguayo Jr.
5) Marco Corelone, Mistico, Shocker vs Black Warrior, Olimpico, Universo 2000

At least the main event builds up the big show, sorta. I was worried about that. This is the show that’s running against WWE in DF.

CMLL (SUN) 03/25 Arena Coliseo
1) Bracito de Oro & Shockercito vs Fire & Sombrita
2) Luna Magica, Marcela, Princesa Blanca vs Medusa, Mima Shimoda, Rosa Negra
3) Metro, Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera vs Jeque, Ohara, Okumura
4) Leono, Mascara Sagrada, Mictlan vs Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Mistico vs Hector Garza, Perro Aguayo Jr., Terrible

I wasn’t wondering what happened to Mascara Sagrada. Leono’s so winning tomorrow.

GdR has
feature: Ultimo Guerrero’s house (again)
03/11/07 Coliseo: el Hijo del Pierroth, Pierroth, Shigeo Okumura b La Máscara, Mictlan, Tigre Metalico
03/02/07 Mexico: Alex Koslov, Místico, Rey Bucanero b Averno, Black Warrior, Mephisto

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Santo and CMLL split

Some weeks, it doesn’t pay to get out of bed.

Big news out of Mexico is that EMLL President Paco Alonso has decided that he won’t work with Hijo del Santo anymore and has banned EMLL contracted wrestlers from working on any show that Hijo del Santo is on like the old Konnan rule. The reason for this is because supposedly Santo is aligning with some promoters in Monterrey who are planning to run around the country as a national group and Paco views this as competition.

CREDIT: KRIZ – world wide wrestling and box y lucha foro. Go read KrisZ’s post for the full story. Check the DVDVR thread too.

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