08/14: Coliseo, IWRG, notes

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Medussa unmasked – thank to magazinecmll.com

This past Thursday, I was on Joe Versus The World discussing this year’s WWE and Mexico candidates for the Wrestling Observer HOF. It was a fun 90 minutes. (I nearly forget to mention this for another day.)

CMLL (SUN) 08/13 Arena Coliseo Results [ova, cmllmagazine]
1) Artillero, Super Comando b Molotov, Sombra de Plata
2) Leono, Stuka Jr., Tony Rivera b Arkangel, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Volador Jr. b Satanico, La Mascara, Mascara Purpura, Virus, Misterioso Jr., Hombre Sin Nombre, Emilio Charles Jr., Sangre Azteca, Dr. X [ciber]
Volador pinned Misterioso with the Spanish Fly yet again.
4) India Sioux b Medusa [mask]
5) Atlantis, Black Warrior, Olimpico b Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Mistico
Warrior snuck in a low blow mule kick when Dos went for the German suplex.

Ovaciones says there was a “phenomenal” fight in the balconies, with people being thrown out of the building.

IWRG (THU) 08/10 Arena Naucalpan Results [iwrg]
1) Rey Estruendo b Golem
2) Kid Tiger, Platino b Bacteria, Belcebu
3) Black Jaguar, Fantamsa de la Opera, Okumura b Ave Fenix, Fantasma Jr., Halcon Salvaje
4) Felino, Pantera, Panterita DQ Bestia Salvaje, Nitro, Veneno
Misterioso and Fantasma de la Opera attacked both Panteras and challenged them to a mask versus a hair match. It sucks to be a Pantera!
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Mistico, Suicida b Misterioso II, Mr. Águila, Olimpico

Silver King is working as (Nacho Libre’s) Ramses at the next IWRG show; that’s where they taped part of the wrestling scenes.

Luchas 2000 dreams up Los Perros teaming with Rey Mysterio. Rey was in Mexico to sign autographs ahead of the RAW Mexico tour. They did the signing at a mall, and 5000 people turned up. Of course Rey can’t sign that many autographs, and apparently there were some angry people doing some damage when they found out they wouldn’t be getting autographs. Mysterio isn’t listed as participating on the shows.

Super Luchas 174 spotlights Vampiro’s new promotion.

Amapola is working a 8 women tournament in Japan on 08/20. Go win another pointless title and make Mexico proud!

El Universal has an article about the man who’s making Mistico and Averno’s masks. They take a while.

In case you didn’t read comments over the weekend…
- the new Metro is most likely Neutron under a new gimmick
- Hombre Sin Nombre is doing the “hey, fans, give me a gimmick!” deal
- the CMLL extra shows on Fox Sports Espanol and Canal 52 are different shows (and I’m still looking to swap DVDs with someone.)
- Galavision jumped ahead in AAA order, going to an episode that’s only 4 weeks lagged. (New Theory! Someone took a tape from the bottom of the stack, when they were supposed to grab it from the top of stack.) They proceeded to air the episode three times, including on the Vuleta show. There’s no way to predict what will air this weekend, and I would not be surprised in the slightest if they go all the way back to the episode they skipped.

Alex Koslov, who’s debuting in Arena Mexico next week, is a NJPW-LA Trainee, a former NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight champion (having won it in that noted part of the British Commonwealth, Santa Monica, California), and CMLL seems to be hyping him as an evil Soviet straight from the 80s. (Why does everyone got to be ripping off poor LLR?) He’s on myspace and is posting on the blog there. Sounds like he’s been down there for a week already.

Update: It just hit me – the Big News here is they actually spelled an outsiders name right! Poor Kenzo’s been around for months and still no one spells Suzuki correct. And let’s not get started on Marco Corelone.

This is one of those arguments Henrik and I will never agree on, but I will never ever have a problem with a NJPW-LA guy being brought in and given a big push; they’ve earned carte blanche with me.

No full lineups up yet. I’ll post what I’ve got – CMLL + AAA TV basically – below

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08/13 news: quick Sunday results, Accion

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India Sioux won the mask match! YAY! Medussa (I guess it’s supposed to be 2 s’s all this time) is Angelica Avila Lopez, 30, born in Tijuana, with 8 years of experience. I’ll cover the rest of Coliseo tommorow, except I can’t wait to point out Volador beat Misterioso, making me master of the obvious.

Accion; oddly, AAA rudo announcer Arturo Rivera did the segment, instead of CMLL’s Dr. Alfonso Morales (usual)

CMLL: Perro vs Rey. Hector has great reactions as a second. Pero missed on the double stomp, but got the pin with Hector holding down his feet; heroic job by the referee to not notice Perro’s feet and shins were out of the ring.

AAA: La Parka, Super Porky, Gronda vs Muerte Cbnetica, Konnan, Chessman in Monterrey. They had a ramp set up straight to the ring – as wtih CMLL – and La Parka did the running dive over the ropes into the ring to land a clothesline. Chessman speared Gronda before he even made it to the ring. We got clips of some referee hijinks – Copetes did a tope onto Tirantes, and yet Tirantes was the ref we saw standing next, awarding the tecnicos the match by DQ for something Chessman did to Parka. No clips of any break up.

GdR lineup

Okay, now that I’m actually taping the whole show, we’ve got

- women’s trios
- tag team title match

If you see the show on FSE, I’d love to hear what was on it for sure.

(Good luck to India today.)

01/29/06: Payasos/GdF vs SWAT/Lupillo/Rayo

So. Google Viedo allows you to post clips of unlimited length, though it seriously took five days for it to get put up there.

Just as an experiment to see if I could do it, I ripped the tercera from my DVD of the 01/29/06 Arenas Chicago/FMLL/whatever show at Congress Theatre. You too can buy the DVD, but apparently only if you’re at one of the events (they have a website – http://www.geocities.com/arenasdechicago – maybe e-mail and ask politely?), which includes a great Park/Mistico vs Wagner/Bucanero main event.

This match – in widescreen format! and eh ripped quality – is Guerrerito del Futuro, Coco Negro, Coco Verde vs SWAT Kat, Lupillo and Rayo Laser. Futuro wrestled in Mexico, the Cocos are locals (I assume), and I believe Rayo was the guy working in Chicago as Discovery.

Video runs 37 minutes. It’s embedded after the link, or available at video.google (here). Feel free to pass the link around.

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08/12: Mexico, FSE, GdR

CMLL (FRI) 08/11 Arena Mexico Results [galeno del mal,
1) Danger, Valiente b Apocalipsis, Ramstein
2) Mascara Purpura, Virus b Loco Max, Nitro
3) Felino, Metro II, Volador Jr. b Averno, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto
4) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr. b Eclipse, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Dos Caras Jr., Hijo del Santo, Negro Casas DQ Hector Garza, LA Park, Mr. Aguila
Park fouled Dos, and feuded with Santo as well.
6) Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Rey Bucanero
Rey had Santo as a second, Perro had Garza as a second, and Hector interfered a lot in the third fall, helping Perro to win. Looks like they may be moving in a Rey/Hector direction now.

I woke up late and didn't get the recording started for GdR till a half hour in. Looks like I joined just as the start of the tag title match.

Fox Sports de Espanol had OTHER matches from 08/06 Coliseo
Dark Angel, India Sioux, Marcela b La Nazi, Medusa, Princesa Sujei
Dr. Wagner, Hijo de Lizmark, Rey Bucanero b Mascara Ano 2000, Pierroth, Ultimo Guerrero

I'd guess that means the Aguila/Volador match was probably the opener GdR opener, and, at least for the time being, there's indeed two different shows.

(trading time.)

Update: Galavision just rewound a tape on live TV. A great moment for the network. That's not the deal, though - they preview a match with Sexy Francis & Medico, and that match was taped on July 7th! (I actually paid attention to the historical monuements for once, and they were visiting a place in Zacatecas, which is where that taping happened. So I know I'm right.) They just skipped 4 months of TV! And maybe now they're putting in the right tape?

No, they've restarted the tape where they came back from the commerical break. SO WEIRD.

We've got
AAA TV (FRI) 07/07 Gimnasio Marcelino Gonzalez, Zacatecas, Zacatecas
Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Chessman b La Parkita, Octagoncito [2nd fall finish and 3rd fall only]
Cinthia Moreno, Elegido, Pimpinela Escarlata b Medico, Rossy Moreno, Sexy Francis
Chessman, Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Laredo Kid, Nemesis AAA, Rey Cometa Jr., Super Fly [MEX ATOMICO]
Alan Stone, Electroshock, Tigre Extreme b Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventued Guerrera
Brazo de Plata, La Parka Jr., Octagon b Muerte Cibernetica, Shocker, Zumbido

I believe this aired 4 weeks ago in Mexico. All of the sudden, they’re almost caught up! See how easy that was?

08/11: Guadalajara, AULL

CMLL (TUE) 08/08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results [cmll]
1) Milenio b Imposter
2) Evola b Mr. Trueno
3) El Egipcio b Super Maquina
4) Malefico, Mascara Magica b Mascara Purpura, Stuka Jr.
5) Negro Casas, Rayman, Texano Jr. b Black Warrior, Emilio Charles Jr., Universo 2000
6) Atlantis b Blue Panther
One fall. Atlantis used a girl as a human shield during a brawl into the crowd, and won clean the usual way.

AULL (WED) 08/09 Arena Lopez Mateos Results [KrisZ; AULL]
1) Panda, Spider Boy b Demonio Gato, Militar
Militar injuried his leg
2) Gallo Tapado Jr., Robin Maravilla b Kryman, Sadico
3) Angel Azteca, Solar DRAW Arkangel, Negro Navarro
double pin finish. Fans threw in money.
4) Heavy Metal, Rey Bucanero b Atlantis, Black Warrior
Metal pinned Warrior and challenged him for a NWA MIDDLE title match next week.
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. b LA Park
This was promoted as super libre, but the a referee got involved, tried to help LA Park, and arm pain prevented him from counting LA Park down in the third fall. Normally Arena Mexico rudo referee Baby Richard made the save and counted three for Wagner

Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Sunday shows are now airing again on local channel 5/SKY (Mexico) channel 114, Wednesdays around 5:30. It’s a one hour show.

A collector is selling an original used Santo mask on a Mexican auction site. Opening bid is 15,000 pesos ($1380 US).

Tonight’s Arena Mexico card:

CMLL (FRI) 08/11 Arena Mexico
1) Danger, Valiente vs Apocalipsis, Ramstein
2) Mascara Purpura, Virus vs Loco Max, Nitro
3) Felino, Metro II, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Hombre sin Nombre, Mephisto
4) Blue Panther, Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr. vs Eclipse, Olimpico, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Dos Caras Jr., Hijo del Santo, Negro Casas vs Hector Garza, LA Park, Mr. Aguila
6) Rey Bucanero vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo

It’s hard to imagine they’ll do as well as last time, just because that type of crowd is so hard to do, and no Mistico. (In fact, if there’s a big dropoff, Mistico is automatically WotY, because everyone else who drew last time is back.)

They probably should be setting up an anniversary main event here. Like I said after his match was announcd Rey vs Perro wouldn’t be a bad idea; it’s a match that’s worked previous, it’d have intrigure at the finish, and it’s not an over exposed feud. It should draw, because of Perro more than Rey surely, but that’s the big question.

There’s nothing huge on the undercard, but it’s worth noting that Park and Wagner are both in and not against each other. They’d like to move on from that feud ASAP. When Park first turned rudo at the Kids Show, they teased he was going to join the Perros. He’s in the position to do the same thing tonight, but since they’re tweeners and he’s been full rudo, I don’t think it’ll happen.

AJPW is introducing a wrestler named AHII on it’s 08/27 PPV. The hype indicates it’s a man Keiji Muto scouted in Mexico, he’s 170cm tall, his style is inspired by the habanero (Mexican red pepper), his big moves are Spicy Splash and Spicy Bomb, and he’s a very mysterious. If he’s really a Mexican, well, Virus is 165 cm tall and obviously the likely person, given his recent involvement with the promotion.

This is Hector Garza’s return from being KOed two weeks ago. I hope he passes on flip bumps for the night.

08/10: Bucanero in a hair match

Ovaciones has hype for the WWE Mexico shows – tickets don’t go on sale for 9 days and the shows aren’t till September. The WWE mixup hilarity this time: the big stars on the tour are listed as “DX, Ric Flair, the Monster, Randy Orton.” I’d presume they mean Kane, though the AAA Monsther fighting on RAW would be a highlight. Rey Mysterio was supposed to work this tour as well, but there’s no mention of it here; omission?

indy (MON) 08/07 Domo de la Feria de Leon Results
1) Chacal, Crazy Star, Mike Aguirre b Alex, Fuerza K-9, Mr. Lex
2) Mascarita Sagrada (original), Octagoncito (original) b Pequeno Violencia, Pierrothito
3) Heavy Metal, Mistico, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Canek
4) Rey Bucanero b Mascara Ano 2000 [hair]
Atlantis was MascaraY2K’s second and accidently low blowed him. He’s never getting that job again.

We’ve got an photo of the unmasked Panterita @ the luchawiki

I’ve seen pictures from the AULL taping, but no results.

Conicdence: The new Vampiro promotion is Revolucion X Lucha Libre. There’s a promotion in Chile called Revolucion Lucha Libre. Seems to be US styled (with a Soviet!)

Lucha Times

Saturday: 3PM starting time for the East Coast feed, 9PM for anyone who gets it off the West Coast one. I have no memory of this taping at all. Rudopolis said: “There were a lot of missed spots, nonsense and cheap heat, but everything turned out great and this was one of the better shows in AAA of late.” They also said it had a 15 minute over run, so something is getting edited here.

Sunday: the second part of the Rey de Reyes. Maybe I’ll get around to watching it?

Guerreros Del Ring: One more time (plus one more time on the lucha times page), here’s the listings I have

CAN 52
SAT: 11:00 AM EST
SUN: 11:30 AM EST

Fox Sports de Espanol

If anyone gets FSE, I’d love to hear what airs. I’m expecting the women’s trios match (to set up next week’s mask match) and the tag team title match.

I know I need to update the upcoming AAA stuff, and will get to it sometime soon.

08/09 news: Coliseo, IWRG

thanks to http://www.magazinecmll.com

El Dandy is apparently telling people he’s about to retire (or has retired already.)

CMLL (TUE) 08/08 Arena Coliseo Results [cmllmagazine]
1) Rayo Tapatio I, Rayo Tapatio II, Trueno b Polvora, Vaquero, Zayco
2) Kronos, Leono, Starman b Caligula, Jeque, Mesala
3) Sagrado, Virus, Volador Jr. b Arkangel, Dr. X, Okumura
4) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Mistico b Averno, Eclipse, Olimpico
Mistico and Averno in the match – how do you think it happened?
5) Rey Bucanero b Mephisto
Clean! Can he keep it up against Perro on Friday?

IWRG (THU) 08/03 Arena Naucalpan Results [iwrg]
1) Platino b Belcebu
2) Black Jaguar, Zuriken b Limbo, Ultra Mega
3) Fantasma Jr., Panterita, Star Boy b Black Terry, Hijo del Diablo, Loco Max
4) Cerebro Negro, Nitro, Okumura b Mascara Purpura, Stuka Jr., Suicida
Cerebro snuck in a low blow on Stuka. Tecnicos want a rematch.
5) Head Hunter I, Head Hunter II, Pierroth b Felino, Heavy Metal, Pantera
Felino was taken to the hospital after the beating his suffered here. Sounds like they’re setting up a Head Hunters/Pantera/Felino tag title match.

IWRG (SUN) 08/06 Arena Naucalpan Results [iwrg]
1) Catman, Gran Cuchillo b Africa Salvaje, Sangre Africana
2) Antaris, Platino b Avisman, Vampiro Metalico
3) Black Jaguar, Black Terry, Cyborg b Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde
Terry low blowed Coco Rojo and got caught.
4) Hijo de Lizmark, Sagrado, Suicida b Cerebro Negro, Olimpico, Terrible
5) Fantasma de la Opera b Panterita [mask]
Bloody match by the third fall, though someone forget to upload the unmasked photo. Panterita is Marco Antonio Soto, from Naucalpan, having wrestled for five years. They’re doing these two again in a title match this Sunday in Naucalpan, which has to mean Fantasma is getting back the belt in a reset move (and Panterita needed some money.)

AAA (MON) 08/07 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo Results
1) La Parkita, Mini Laredo Kid b Jerrito Estrada, Mini Rio Bravo
2) Estrellita, Insolito, Maravilla Lopez b Rio Bravo, Tiffany, Tito Santana II
Insolito and Maravllia Lopez challenged Tito Santana and Rio Bravo for a shot at theri AAA North Tag Team Titles. I believe these are the belts previous called the Northeast Tag Team Titles.
3) Hombre Sin Miedo b Hator [AAA North Middle]
HSM retains the title
4) El Brazo, La Fiera, Laredo Kid NC Antifaz, Cadaver de Ultratumba, Espectro Jr.
La Fiera apparently tried a dive and it went horrendously wrong, with him landing head first. There was concern he was on the verge of death. Luckily, this arena actually had a doctor at ringside (most do not) and it wasn’t as bad as it seemed, I guess. Match was stopped when both sides checked on Fiera.
5) Alebrije, Sangre Chicana, Villano III b Head Hunter I, Monsther, Pirata Morgan

Ovaciones confirms a few things we figured
- Dr. Wagner Jr. did retain the UWA Heavyweight Title over Perro Aguayo at Sunday Arena Neza’s show.
- The mask loss noted above.
- India/Medusa this Sunday, and Perro/Rey this Friday.
They’ve got a different main event for the AULL taping today, but I think they’re off, with no LA Park/Dr. Wagner match. Not sure what’s up with that.

Box Y Lucha states: “Mistico & Santo, new Atomic pair”, which I believe is the biggest compliment you can get (and a bit of hype.) ALSO, I think it’s Damian’s turn to say something about AAA. poster has La Mascara and Hector Garza flying, although only one wanted to be.

Ultimo Gladiador #4 hints at Santo/Mistico vs Atlantis/Black Warrior. That sounds like a match we may be seeing soon.

Inside Bay Area has a column about what is was like to grow up following el Santo.

ABCNews has a photo gallery of lucha in Mexico (awesome picture of Volador about to murder Sangre) and Boliva. There ought to be an article to go along with the picture, but I don’t see one.

WON HOF: lucha

Later this week, I’ll (along with another mystery guest) be on Joe Gagne’s Joe Versus The World podcast (available here on thecubsfan.com!), talking about the WON HOF. The last podcast handled Japan and MMA nominees, so we’re going to be doing WWE(/US?) and Mexico candidates. I have no problems fumbling my way thru the US ones, but I’d like to make sure I’m sensibly thinking about the lucha candidates; I don’t mind disagreeing, but I would be upset with myself if I miss something obvious. The best way to handle it, I figure, is try to write out what I’m thinking ahead of time, so y’all can point out what a dork am for forgetting [x].

FWIW: I don’t have a vote and shouldn’t have a vote. I’ll probably rely a lot of what Jose and people more knowledgeable than me say, but I do that in general. I know what a Gordy list is, but this isn’t going to be detailed to that level because it’s nearly midnight and I’m just trying to get this out of my head. I’ve read the critera, but have seen it applied as a drawing power HOF with wrestling skills important to a lesser degree. On the whole, I like the idea of “an educated panel of experts choose the inductees”, but pretty much little else about the system of the HOF, and I’m down on HOFs in general. Sadly, I do not rule the world, so we’ve got these nominations….

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