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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AAA Tag Team Tournament, semi-explained

This is the story AAA’s going with:

Their standings

12 Crazy Boy & Joe Lider
12 Cuervo & Ozz

09 Super Fly & Rey Cometa/Pegasso - that’s -3 from what I have
09 Alan Stone & Zumbido

06 Espiritu & Scoria – that’s +3 from what I have

03 Antifaz & Histeria
03 Alebrije & El Brazo
03 Charly Manson & Pirata Morgan
03 Chris Stone & Hator
03 Mascara Divina & Oriental
03 El Angel, Laredo Kid
03 Alliens, Gran Apache
03 Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis II
03 May Flowers, Pimpinela Escarlata
03 Alan & Decnis

00 El Elegido & Intocable

Hmmm….

02/16/2007 Pegasso & Super Fly b Espiritu & Scoria
01/20/2007 Espíritu & Scoria b Pegasso & Super Fly

So did I screw up one of those? YES. It still wouldn’t explain why they had it twice, but AAA’s obviously under the impression that one of these went the other way. KrisZ has both of these finishes the same way, so I don’t think it’s me. Oddly enough, the next match I’ve got to recap is that 01/20 one, so – maybe there’s a secret DQ I’ll find?

end game

Read that blurb at the end of the AAA page yourself, but it sounds like to me that there’s no more than one final match at the end, and maybe only that if there’s a tie a top the standings.

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02/26: Coliseo, Solidaridad, VIP, Magazines

CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 02/25 Arena Coliseo [ovacopmes]
1) Polvora & Vaquero b Molotov & Sombra de Plata
2) Caligula, Hooligan, Messala b Danger, Starman, Stuka Jr.
3) Leono, Sagrado, Virus DQ Arkangel, Mogur, Nitro
4) Alex Koslov, Heavy Metal, Rey Bucanero b Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila
5) Black Warrior, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero b Dos Caras Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr.

Leono faked a foul from Mogur to draw the DQ. Ultimo got Wagner clean in the main event.

indy (SUN) 02/25 Arena Solidaridad [lemejordelucha]
1) Aguila, Hunter Jr., Norteno Jr. b Mini Gato Volador, Mini Venum, Mni Hator
2) Dranzer, Eclipse (Monterrey), Escrabod b Black Soul, Coco Rayaho, Mitsunori
3) Diluvio Negro I, Eros 69, Monje Negro b Apolo Estrada, Diluvio Negro I, Estrella Dorada Jr.
4) Diluvio Negro II b Silver King [UWA JLH]
5) Gato Volador b Vaquero Romo [hair]
6) Atlantis, Blue Demon Jr., Marco Corleone b La Park, Negro Casas, Shocker

Cerebro Negro won the IWRG Welterweight Championship in the main event relevos incredible on Sunday, which is incredible because he wasn’t supposed to be in this match. So he won a hair and a title in a week.

Jesus Perez Rodriguez, a lucha and boxing promoter in Aguascalientes for the last 65 years, passed away on 02/23. He was 91. (El Sol Del Centro)

Mundo De Hoy articles about VIP:
mask match announcement, promoters explain they want to work with everyone and just happen to not have CMLL guys this time. They also explain how they’re much better wrestling than WWE.
Super Muneco vows to retire if he loses his mask. That ain’t happening. Super Muneco explains how the feud started in AAA – Coco Rojo won the first 175 matches, and then Super Muneco won one.
Coco Rojo does not make that same vow. He’s (saying he’s) 39 and figures he could wrestler to 45 or 50. Coco Rojo sets this up as a battle between the 90s (him) vs the 80s (Muneco), which I don’t know is a good thing for ’07.

Both the participants were asked about the WWE; there seems to be an idea that they’re in competition with those WWE shows despite being two weeks before them.

El Salvador.com has a story about the small lucha scene in San Salvador – basically, one arena with weekly shows. There’s another article briefly discussing the history of lucha libre in San Salvador, talking a lot about local wrestler Rayman – he’s either Max Linares or suspiciously claims the same background as the original Rayo de Jalisco.

Magazines
Luchas 2000 357 has Marco and Alex as smilin’ tecnicos
Super Luchas 201 teases Mistico/Perro
Box Y Lucha 2807 teases Mistico/Perro

Univision is settling a fine with FCC over not broadcasting the required amount of children’s programming for a stretch (they put kids in a telenovela instead). Taking care of this fine will allow the Univision sale to be completed, so it’s another domino falling.

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02/23 AAA TV Results

previous: 02/09, 02/16

AAA TV (FRI) 02/23 Auditorio Jose Maria Arteaga, Queretaro
1) Estrellita, Mascarita Divina, Pimpinela Escarlta, Rey Cometa b Kaoma Jr., Mini Charly Manson, Polvo de Estrellas, Tiffany
2) Alan Stone & Zumbido b Charly Manson & Pirata Morgan [AAA TAG, torneo]
3) Cuervo & Ozz b Alebrije & Brazo [torneo, AAA TAG]
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Psicosis b Black Bufalo, Josh Raymond, Nate Webb
5) Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana b Intocable, Octagon, Zorro
6) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico b Abismo Negro, Antifaz, Histeria, Mr. Niebla

Yes, 3 beat 4 (and Charly and Pirata worked twice.) El Elegido did help out the Hell Brothers in the main event, and the Hell Brothers repaid him by beating him up. If it was someone other than Elegido, I might be appalled.

Consgrados cheated to win the the semimain. Fuerza and Pirata challenged for a shot at the tag team titles – I guess it’s about time for La Parka and Octagon’s annual defense of those Mexican Titles. Seriously, though, Pirata loses in a tag team match as part of a tag team tournament not 90 minutes before, and is demanding a shot another tag belt? Couldn’t they have had Chicana in the team? (I guess not if Fuerza’s meant to win it.)

Josh Raymond is US midwest indy wrestler Josh Abercrombie – Josh Raymond is the name he uses in MTV’s WSX promotion, and he and Nate Webb were working as their Trailer Park Boys gimmick from that group. (This opens the door to Vampiro/WSX/AAA speculation – though it’s equally likely Banderas or someone else recommended them.) I’m not sure there was an actual finish in that match – Psicosis had Bufalo beat, Head Hunter I and the Dark Family ran in, and chaos broke out. Psicosis ended up laying out Bufalo, and he might be done for the time being.

Gonna have to make a list of everyone who’s ever been in this Foreign Legion at some point. It’s a small army by now.

UPDATED STANDINGS (chart)
P M
12 4 Super Fly & Rey Cometa/Pegasso*
12 4 Crazy Boy & Joe Lider
12 4 Cuervo & Ozz
9 4 Alan Stone & Zumbido*
3 2 Antifaz & Histeria
3 3 Alebrije & El Brazo
3 3 Charly Manson & Pirata Morgan
3 3 Chris Stone & Hator
3 3 Mascara Divina & Oriental
3 3 El Angel, Laredo Kid
3 3 Alliens, Gran Apache
3 3 Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis II
3 4 Espiritu & Scoria*
3 4 May Flowers, Pimpinela Escarlata
3 4 Alan & Decnis*
0 1 El Elegido & Intocable

AAA’s recap notes that Cuervo & Ozz have 12 points, so either they’ve actually been keeping count, or they’ve been looking here. I endorse either options. SADLY, they also say “only the Mexican Powers also have that number” – maybe we’re meant to count the modified Fuerza Aerea team as two different ones? That ain’t happening.

You know, if AAA doesn’t know that Pegasso & Super Fly have 12 points, that probably means they’re still unaware they’ve repeated a match. On the other hand, if it was just a web guy typo, they ought to have Alan & Zumbido win at the next way taping just to force the 4 way tie at 12, and end it there (unbalanced and all), and run a 4 way to decide it. I’d be fine with that.

Next: 03/03, 03/10, and I still don’t have any confirmation on the Rey de Reyes lineup.

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