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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02/03 Lucha Times

Chui’s roundup is here.

AAA: (wacky times here) first new show of ’07 is the last taping from ’06. See La Parka Jr. get suspended!

CAN52: So the weeks we don’t get Fabian, we get a women’s match. There’s no third alternative, that’s just how it is.

FSE: When in doubt, check the FSE Latin America listings. I like how they highlight Leono vs Loco Max – the main event with Mistico and Ultimo Guerrero is just an after thought.

Lucha Libre Mexicana: I’ll totally clip this and put on YouTube in all it’s awful quality next week so someone can ID it. (Maybe.)

CMLLMex:

AAAMex: The 01/25 taping, assuming the Super Bowl doesn’t take it’s place or something.

Random Question: Does Mexico have High Definition TV? It reads like it’s very barely exists, if at all, but I’ve been messing with HDTV all week and am curious. I believe CMLL, if not influenced by a television network, would be the last major promotion in the world to use HD; somedays I expect to see the shows in black and white.

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trolling for pictures

So I’m tooling around the luchawiki today, and after figuring out the difference between the side panels of the UWA and mid80s-mid90s NWA belts (the NWA ones were six sided, thanks for asking), I added an Ultimo Dragon pic to our Gallery of NWA Middleweight Champions. We’ve now got 20 title photos, representing 37 title reigns.

Anyone know of a good Great Sasuke site with lots of pictures? I’m trying to track down one of him as NWA Middleweight Champ, but the only one I’ve come up with that’s close is

which I lifted from his fan mySpace, and is too tiny to work unless I’m desperate. I just need a pointer towards picture sites, I’d sift thru them myself. I’ve looked thru the usual suspects but maybe there’s more out there that google isn’t telling me?

If there’s a good Mano Negra, La Fiera, or Satanico site – besides the obvious one – with a lot of pictures. And there’s gotta be a picture of El Samurai with the J-Crown somewhere.

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