02/08: Coliseo, IWRG, Monterrey

CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 02/04 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Bracito de Oro, Mini Fantasy b Fire, Mini Violencia
2) India Sioux, Luna Magica, Sahori b Amapola, Medussa, Rosa Negra
3) Fabian el Gitano, Metro II, Satanico b Arkangel, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Felino, Maximo, Sagrado b Alex Koslov, Apocalipsis, Ephesto
5) Black Warrior, Misterioso II, Olimpico b Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal, Mistico

Loco Max apparently now believes he’s Spider-Man. It happens.

CMLL (TUE) 02/06 Arena Coliseo Results
1) Bracito de Oro, Mini Olimpico b Fire, Sombrita
2) Artillero, Super Comando, Zayco b Danger, Sensei, Trueno
3) Hooligan, Loco Max, Nitro b Leono, Stuka Jr., Valiente
4) Mictlan, Ogun, Satanico b Alex Koslov, Emilio Charles, Okumura
5) Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, Rey Bucanero DQ Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero

Tarzan Boy missed both shows, being replaced by Misterioso II and Sangre Azteca in the main events. Ultimo Guerrero decided he rather foul than lose by pinfall in the main event.

Tecnicos were winning the segunda, but Sensei got hurt and carried in the second fall and the military took advantage of the numbers.

IWRG (SUN) 02/04 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Francotirador b Meteoro
2) Muerte II, Muerte III b Celestial, Golem
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Suicida b Black Terry, Cyborg, Macho II
4) Dos Caras, Electroshock, Virus b Enterrador 2000, Okumura, Veneno
5) Avisman b Freelance [hair]

Avisman won in straight falls. That’s gotta suck. There were challenges for Veneno/Electro and Terry/Suicida.

indy (SUN) 02/11 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Lineup
1) Borrico, Burrito vs Armageddon, Rey Morgan
2) Guerrero Griego, Red Flamer vs Cazador, Tormenta Negra
3) Androide, Rey Sagitario, Vudu vs Corazon Adicto, Difunto I, Difunto II
4) Borciua, Pancho Tequila, Potro Jr. vs Casanova, La Kalaka, Sky
5) Dulce Poly, Humberto Garza Jr. vs La Bella, the Beast [FILL MIXED TAG]
6) Hijo de Espanto II, Konnan Big, Medico Asesino Jr. vs Axxel, Huracan Ramriez Jr., Ultraman Jr.

At the Olimpico Laguna show today, Sultana del Norte has been pulled from the main event, and replaced with Ultimo Guerrero. Is that an upgrade? That sounds kinda like an upgrade.

LA Times Calendar Live has a story about things to do on Valentine Day, including Lucha Va Voom shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. I don’t read many articles that refer to Blue Demon Jr. as “ultra-sexy”.

Adolph Moreno, founder of IWRG, will receive an award from Naucalpan tonight at the show. (Ovaciones)

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01/13, 01/20, 01/27 AAA TV

1, 2, 3 recap episodes. I thought about posting these separately over a few days, but then I realized I’d have to write something about each of them, and I can’t manage that sort of thing.

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Lucha Times

GALA AAA: The debut of Mr. Niebla. And other things. The schedule for the show is goofy this week due to a soccer cup.

GdR: All the Misterioso II you could ever want.

FSE: Preview hypes Nitro vs Satanico, that grand old rivalry. Also, Mistico/Warrior to set up a match next week.

CMLL in Mexico should have the usual, and AAA in Mexico has Nicho’s debut.

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02/07: Rayo

While we’re pointing you to the Super Luchas content, we might as well discuss the Rayo de Jalisco Jr. interview. It’s interesting
– Rayman is a non entity; Rayo opts not to even mention his name when talking about the situation. The story Rayos’ going with now (which may be right for all I know), is Rayman was just some guy Rayo thought he’d help out of the kindness of his heart. That guy acted unworthy of the Rayo de Jalisco name (Rayo does not explain how), so it was taken away from him. Rayo says they’ll try again with a new one, maybe in five years, but they need time to distance from this failure. Rayo doesn’t like that he’s being portrayed as the bad guy in all of this and is planning to call a press confrence to clear this all up.
– He hasn’t been around CMLL because he’s been so busy being an international superstar, he doesn’t quite have time for a national promotion like CMLL. Rayo says he was going to be on the anniversary show, but had a tour in Germany. (Maybe that was Groon’s spot?)
– He’s had offers from AAA – once to appear at a show in Guadalajara as a surprise wrestler (not sure which taping), and he
was close to signing in September (this must’ve been TripleMania, where the other Groon filled in) – but they haven’t come to an agreement.
– Rayo’s opening a website in a month. I’m going to guess that he’ll not be the first luchador to have a worthwhile website.

Let me tell you, it’s fun to be a cynical person who trusts nothing and believes less.

Freelance beat Avisman for his hair on Sunday in Naucalpan.

As teased on last Sunday, Mistico and Black Warrior will indeed meet in a singles match this Sunday. No title is listed on the line.

Guerreros del Ring #73 has Santo.

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Battle of March 23rd

Ovaciones, having a busy morning, also reports that the current scheduled date for the annual CMLL March Santo/Lutteroth tribute show is March 23rd. That’s the Friday WWE will be in Mexico City, so Mistico vs Perro could go head up with this lineup

WWE (THU) 03/22 Palacido de los Deportes Lineup [superluchas]
?) Bobby Lashley vs Rob Van Dam vs Hardcore Holly [ECW]
?) Batista, Chris Benoit, Kane vs King Booker, Mr. Kennedy, MVP

WWE (FRI) 03/23 Palacido de los Deportes Lineup [superluchas]
?) Bobby Lashley vs Rob Van Dam [ECW]
?) Batista vs Mr. Kennedy [WORLD]

plus the usual Smackdown/ECW names to appear. In addition, Super Luchas had a story about the WWE (or the local promoter) wanting to use CMLL wrestlers on these shows. Shocker and Mistico were two of the names listed, but as long as CMLL controls bookings for him, I will eat my shoe if Mistico works that Friday for WWE.

For whatever the cross over is between the WWE and CMLL audiences, I think Perro/Mistico is stronger than anything here, and that would likely end up on PPV. Here’s the wild card: on this week’s SmackDown, they’ll announce that Rey Mysterio will return on 02/23. That’s about three months ahead of schedule, so something may be up, but if he’s working, he’ll be at these shows and a huge help to WWE.

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02/05 AAA TV Results

What’s the better half truth headline?

– La Parka Jr. turned!
– Two La Parka’s showed up!

AAA TV (MON) 02/05 Plaza de Toros de Irapuato, Guanajuato Results [AAA, ova]
1) Miss Janeth, Rossy Moreno, Tiffany b La Diabolica, La Hechicera, Martha Villalobos
2) May Flowers, Pimpinela Escarlata b Angel, Laredo Kid [AAA TAG, torneo]
3) Antifaz, Histeria b Mascara Divina, Oriental [AAA TAG, torneo]
4) Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana b Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventued Guerrera
5) Alan Stone, Hator, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido b Alebrije, Intocable, Octagon, Super Porky
6) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico [cage]

Main event was usual escape rules, though no hair was on the line. It turned into an extreme match. Charly Manson and Cibernetico were the first out, which kinda left Chessman screwed. Cuervo and Ozz made it out next, and it came down to Scoria and Chessman on the top of the cage. La Parka Jr. appeared, and knocked Chessman off the cage back into the ring, allowing the Sect to win. (Chessman was strechered out.) Another La Parka Jr. appeared, a fight brought out, and the interfering La Parka Jr’s mask was yanked off to reveal…Nicho. He’s back, part of the Foreign Legion, and looking for revenge for the Hell Brothers injuring Konnan.

Guapos won the semi when Fuerza attacked Octagon and Tirantes allowed it. They’re pushing this feud hard and all the stuff with Tirantes appears to mean they’ve decided on the final finish, but there’s a reason these two have been feuding for 16 years and neither has lost their mask.

Fuerza got over any problems he had fighting his son, as Juvi was left bloody and beaten. Pirata Morgan got the pin on Juvi for the win. No explanation about no Dandy (or Psicosis II, for that matter.)

Diabloica turned on Martha in the opener, which I guess we all could’ve seen coming, if anyone had cared.

UPDATED STANDINGS (chart)
P M
9 3 Super Fly & Rey Cometa/Pegasso
9 3 Crazy Boy & Joe Lider
6 2 Cuervo & Ozz
3 1 Alebrije & El Brazo
3 2 Antifaz & Histeria
3 2 Alan Stone & Zumbido *
3 2 Charly Manson & Pirata Morgan
3 2 Chris Stone & Hator *
3 3 Mascara Divina & Oriental
3 3 El Angel, Laredo Kid
3 3 Alan & Decnis *
3 3 Espiritu & Scoria *
3 3 Alliens, Gran Apache
3 3 Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis II
3 4 May Flowers, Pimpinela Escarlata
0 1 El Elegido & Intocable

Next taping is Friday.

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AAA 01/06/07

GdT show, taped 12/08. I watched this over two weeks, so I don’t quite have the best memory of it the whole show now. The main event was quite not good – the week before was better. Cibernetico needs to figure out something to do when he’s in control as a tecnico, because he had nothing here. Not that the crowd cared at all.

The four way wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. The Dark Family/Mexican Powers match was going along as well as it possible could, but then things brought down when the Mexican Powers got to do wacky double teams. Which is what you expect. I dunno that the Muerte run in that match accomplished anything, but I can’t be too concerned about Crazy Boy’s wellbeing.

The goal this week is to at least cut my lag to one episode, and to fly thru the recap episodes to accomplish it. If I ever did catch up, I have plans to take advantage of it, but it’s gotta happen first.

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02/06: Puebla

CMLL (MON) 02/05 Arena Puebla Results [hugo999]
1) King Jaguar, SWAT b Ares, Murcielago
2) Asturiano, Centella de Oro, the Tiger DQ Espiritu Maligno, Fuerza Chicana, Siki Osama
3) Cien Caras Jr., Mascara Purpura, Virus b Dr. X, Emilio Charles Jr., Okumura
4) Dos Caras Jr., Fuerza Chicana, Negro Casas DQ Alex Koslov, Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Texano Jr. b Maniacop [hair]
6) Averno b Volador Jr. [CMLL MIDDLE]

The hair match was announced as one fall, and Maniacop got the fall. And the commissioner had the announcer announce that it was two of three falls, and you know what happened from there. That’s screwy.

Headline in El Sol De Zacatecas: “I wear a mask because I am ugly: Mistico.” Well, then. This is one of those interviews that does mention his past as Dr. Karonte Jr. and Astro Boy

Lineups for the rest of the week are below

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02/05: Coliseo, Monterrey, AULL, Tijuana

CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 02/04 Arena Coliseo Results [ova]
1) Bracito de Oro, Mini Fantasy ? Fire, Mini Violencia
2) India Sioux, Luna Magica, Sahori b Amapola, Medussa, Rosa Negra
3) Fabian el Gitano, Metro II, Satanico ? Arkangel, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Felino, Maximo, Sagrado ? Alex Koslov, Ephesto, Misterioso II
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Heavy Metal, Mistico b Black Warrior, Olimpico, Tarzan Boy

Warrior yanked Mistico’s mask and rolled him up for the win. They may have a singles match next Sunday. Ovaciones has flipped from having the most easily understood results to the least easily understood results in the space of a week (writing “they won” under each matchup does not help), so I have to find out undercard results from other places.

indy (SAT) 02/03 Plaze de Toros Monumental Monterrey Results [rfc]
1) Gitano del Norte, Sky b Black Soul, Furor
2) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b Al Barone, Bengali, Espanto V
3) Hijo de Fantasma, Tigre Universitario, Último Dragón b Anibal el Vampiro, Silver Star, Veneno
4) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V b Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
5) Damián 666, Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila b El Hijo Del Santo, LA Park, Mil Mascaras

That’s something of an upset.

indy (SUN) 02/04 Arena Coliseo Monterrey Results [rfc]
1) Larry Miranda Jr. b Ricohet
2) Borrico, Burrito b Angel Negro, Black Nazi
3) Black Diamond, Guerrero Griego b Armagedon, Corazon Adicto
4) Difunto II, Enrique Vera b Casanova, La Kalaka, Pancho Tequila
5) Dulce Poly b Simply Lusicous [FILL WOMEN]
6) Hijo de Espanto II, Konan Big, Mr. Texas b Axxel, Casanova, Psicodelico Jr.

Black Nazi could be a superb gimmick in the right hands, though they’re likely not doing it like I’d picture it.

AULL (SAT) 02/03 Arena Lopez Mateos Results [El Halcon]
1) Jose El Caporal, Yakuza b Chico del Barrio, Violento
2) Tortuguillo Ninja I, Tortuguillo Ninja II, Tortuguillo Ninja III b Angel o Demonio, Leon Rojo, Obet
3) Black Terry, Negro Navarro b Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Opers [AULL Tag, torneo]
4) Sepulturero I, Sepulturero II b Isao, Masusaki [AULL TAG, torneo]
5) Black Terry, Negro Navarro b Sepulturero I, Sepulturero II [AULL Tag, torneo]
6) Rey Krymen b Terry 2000 [super libre]
7) Dos Caras Jr., Shocker, Ultimo Gladiador b Black Warrior, Sadico, Ultimo Guerrero

Krymen and Terry 2000 set up a title vs hair match for next week, so that’s how that’s going down. The AULL tag team tournament is scheduled to end in March, and I dare someone to make sense of it. One tag team tournament for me at a time. Luchas 2000 #354 has Mistico was Sepulturero’s mask.

AAA BAJA (FRI) 02/02 Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana Results [Lucha Libre Tijuana, via El Halcon]
1) Spark, Yarat b Galeno, Wama
2) Angel Mensajero, Genio del Aire, Iron Boy, Luminoso b Fobia, King Azteca, Rubi Gardenia, Tornado Negro
3) Hijo del Rey Misterio, Super Astro, Tinieblas Jr. b Antifaz del Norte, Hator, Mr. Niebla
4) Psicosis II, Rey Misterio Sr. NC Crazy Boy, Nicho el Millionario
5) Head Hunter I, Head Hunter II, Pirata Morgan b Intocable, La Parka Jr., Octagón

Semimain was called off in the third fall by the commission when Nicho and Psicosis brawled into the crowd. They built this as ‘Who is the real Psicosis?'; in that Super Luchas interview, Nicho said he was done with being Psicosis in Mexico. Guess he changed his mind! (Hey, why were Psicosis II and Crazy Boy on opposite teams anyway?) Hunter I fouled Intocable in the main and got away with it for the win.

Today’s the 23rd anniversary of Santo’s death. Ovaciones has a bio, as does Notimex

AAA’s site is down. Tonight’s the Puebla taping.

AAA TV (MON) 02/05 Plaza de Toros de Irapuato, Guanajuato
1) La Diabolica, La Hechicera, Martha Villalobos vs Miss Janeth, Rossy Moreno, Tiffany
2) Mascara Divina & Oriental vs Antifaz & Histeria and el Angel & Laredo Kid and May Flowers & Pimpinela Escarlata [AAA TAG]
3) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventued Guerrera, Psicosis II vs El Dandy, Fuerza Guerrera, Pirata Morgan, Sangre Chicana
4) Alebrije, Intocable, Octagon, Super Porky vs Alan Stone, Hator, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
5) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico vs Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz [cage]

Either the Hell Brothers are killing off the Dark Family and ending the feud, or a Big Angle goes down.

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02/04: IWRG, Accion

IWRG (THU) 02/01 Arena Naucalpan
1) Celestial b Extrano
2) Trauma I & Trauma II b Bactiera & Golem
3) Fabian el Gitano, Freelance, Kid Tiger b Black Jaguar, Black Stone, Black Terry
4) Esfinge, Suicida, Volador Jr. DQ Camorra, Nitro, Veneno
5) Negro Navarro DQ Negro Casas

Veneno caused the main event DQ, helping Negro Casas for whatever reason. Nitro fouled Esfinge in semimain. Esfinge is Spanish for Sphinx, by the way. Google Translation is unaware of this.

Only Galavision would run a sports round up show during the Super Bowl.

CMLL: Main event. Exciting highlights of Corleone choking Shocker, and Atlantis putting Wagner in an armbar. Corelone gets Wagner and Bucanero on the superman dive – Atlantis flees rather than get accidentally taken out. Shocker gets in a tope con hilo, Rey’s lifted Wagner’s dive, Wagner does his own dive. Corelone’s about to Black Hammer Shocker to death when Universo walks off, and Corelone throws down Shocker and stares at Universo. Why do they do that? They always do that. Anyway, Corelone is just standing in the ring and doing nothing when he gets a low blow uppercut from behind.

AAA: Mascarita Sagrada, Octagoncito, Mascarita Divina vs Mini Abismo Negro, Jerrito Estrada, Mini Charly Manson from Toluca. Are they showing this one just because it was the end of Sagrada? That seems harsh. I’m just waiting for the spots and – oh no that was awful. Mini Abismo’s on the floor, Sagrada somersault slingshots out for a headscissors, and I don’t know if Mini Abismo is too far away or if Sagrada didn’t get a tight scissors, but he hits Abismo with his back, never really gets his feet locked around Abismo’s head, and goes straight down, landing on the back of his head with no protection. He’s limp at the moment, though Abismo doesn’t know it and falls back while pulling Sagrada on it to sell the missed dive. The ringside people are checking on him immediately, and there’s a clip a moment later where they’re getting his mask off in a panic.

We still haven’t gotten an update on that. I think that means he didn’t die.

What’s airing on Lucha Libre Mexicana:
Angel Blanco Jr., Medico Asesino Jr., Mr. Tempest vs Venum, Suicida (masked), Ninja de Fuego

Thank god for the Death Valley Driver: this is off the tape they’ve got marked as T72, WWO TV from 3/18/96 to 4/14/96. That means we’ve got Tito Santana, Rayo de Jalisco Jr. and El Hijo del Santo versus Blue Panther and Samoans next week. I don’t know how I should feel about that.

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