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Infierno en el Ring set for 07/19, Santo surgery

The CMLL press event had the expected amount of news. CMLL Gaceta has the only wrap up I’ve seen, though a lot was mentioned back on Twitter

  • Infierno en el Ring was officially announced for 07/19. That’s a week later than earlier speculation. The ten men in the cage match are the ten men you’d expect: Shocker, Rush, Máximo, Blue Panther, Super Porky, Negro Casas, Averno, Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión, Rey Bucanero. Averno and Blue Panther were the last to sign (among the people who actually showed up, no Brazo de Plata), both challenging each to another apuesta match should they survive this one. That match would be a one fall submission match with no ropes no ropes break, and is unlikely to actually happen no matter what goes on here. Mr.
  • A 35th Blue Panther Anniversary show will be held on 08/16. The main event is Blue Panther, Atlantis and Negro Casas vs Solar, Negro Navarro and Black Terry. That should be outstanding.
  • Marco Corleone announced his knee injury was not as severe as previously reported, and he’ll be back in August. That’s way ahead of the initial schedule. He also said that any enemy of Rush is an enemy of himself and Maximo.
  • More En Busca de un Idolo shuffling. Shocker and Rush argued about who was running the tecnico team. Mr. Niebla takes over for Terrible with the rudos (just Vangelis.) Like last year, all the participants will come back for a cibernetico after the tournament, on 07/26. There was no mention of any prize for the winner.
  • Taichi starts on 07/26, and the CMLL travels to Japan (REINA, NJPW) were mentioned.

Ray Mendoza Jr. also held a press conference for his show on the 20th. Not much news on that one. There’s CMLL luchadors all over the lineup, but they none appeared at the press conference. Hijo de Pirata Morgan challenged V5 to a hair vs hair match, and V5 said no.

In his weekly Record column, El Hijo del Santo explains he was hurt so much by LA Park’s martinete, he had surgery – to his intestines, because of the pressure the move put on his abdominal region. Riiiiight. This sounds like Santo  previously had surgery scheduled and decided to weave into this match. He’ll be out for 45 days.

AAA sent out an interview with Nino Hamburguesa talking about Sunday’s match in Ecatepec as his TV debut match. It’s not his TV debut match; he wrestled in the opener of the March 3rd San Luis Potosi Sin Limite taping, which eventually aired on Fusion. This Sunday’s match in Ecatepec is also an opener and may also end up on Fusion or not aired at all.

NJPW’s Kizuna Road iPPV is tomorrow morning. It’s starting at 4:30 am Central Time, with the CMLL Tag Team Title match taking place around 6am. I think I’m watching this live.

This week’s Tercera Caida was filmed before a live audience in Arena Queretaro, with the American Wolves and promotes Carlos Maynes. DTU’s 4 show weekend tour starts tonight in that building and will eventually air on TVC Deportes.

Mascara Dorada & Sagrado beat Mr. Aguila & Mephisto in Cuautlancingo, Puebla on a show sponsored by local political candidates.

Bill has highlights of 07/19/12 IWRG.

A different kind of unmasking.

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Titan, La Mascara, Rush win the national trios titles, Azteca de Oro unmasked, Santo hurt, REINA

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 06/30/2013 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Molotov & Sensei b Camorra & Zayco
tecnicos took 1/3 in a boring match.
2) Bushiroad, Diamante, Leono b Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
Leono replaced Starman. Tecnicos took 1/3 in a boring match.
3) Princesa Blanca b Dark Angel [lightning]
Blanca beat Angel with an cradle and a hand on ropes in 8:43. Good match, best of the show so far. Blanca threw around hair match challenges post match.
4) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Sagrado b Felino, Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 2/3, including Delta and Guerrero Maya beating Namajague & Okumura. No hint of a title match challenge post match.
5) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Shocker DQ Pierroth, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.
Tecnicos took 1, with Azul breaking Pierroth on a german suplex. Volador fouled Sombra in the second.
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán b Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis [MEX TRIOS]
Tecnicos took 2/3 in a disappointingly sloppy match to win the titles. Rush was clearly holding the ropes on the pinfall, but no one brought any attention to it. Invasors fall in their third defense. Post match celebration was pre-empted by another earthquake drill.

Main event title change is very weird.The show ending very quickly (because of the earthquake drill) added to the strange feel. It feels like a hurried change because they had to get the titles off the Invasors because someone is leaving and they’d figure out the rest later. Mr. Aguila is still the strong favorite to lose the Infierno en el Ring cage match, so maybe it’s him. Or maybe someone woke up and decided Rush had to have a title belt. CMLL Universal tournament is not that far away.

Dark Angel vs Princesa Blanca was the best match on the show. Sombra’s listed for a Tuesday night show in Guadalajara and then he’s off to Japan. Terrible finishes up Tuesday in Arena Mexico. That’s going to be a tough turnaround for the NJPW 07/05 show.

CMLL (SUN) 06/30/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Virgo b Évola & Magnum
Divino took 1/3.
2) Esfinge, León Blanco, Metatrón b Acertijo, Espectrum, Infierno
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Black Metal, Gallo, Leo, Súper Popular b Bárbaro Cavernario, Exterminador, Maléfico, Ráfaga
Tecnicos took 1/3, Metal defeating Cavernario. Debutee Popular wasn’t involved in any of the finishes.
4) Demonio Rojo b Azteca de Oro [mask]
Azteca de Oro pinned Demonio Rojo in the first, Demonio Rojo took the second, and submitted Oro in the third. Azteca de Oro is Antonio Escobedo, 25 years old, 11 years a vet, which means he started wrestling professionally at 14.
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente b Euforia, Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja
Estetas took 1/3, Mistica on Euforia in the third.
6) Último Guerrero b Atlantis
Atlantis was again honored for 30 years of wrestling. Atlantis took the first, UG the second, and Gran Guerrero and Ultimo Guerrero pulled a switch in the third fall to get the win.

First time we’ve seen them pull that switch, and probably won’t be the last time.

Hijo del Santo was taken to the hospital after his match in Arena Solidaridad with LA Park and Dr. Wagner. His wife posted a photo of Santo being strechered backstage still in his gear, which suggests this is a storyline and probably build to the mask match they’d like to do in September. The building looks 60% full for the match, which must be a disappointment and suggests it may not be a big deal.

Rob has highlights of 05/28/12 CMLL.

You can see the Infierno en el Ring promo here.

Black Terry Jr. has photos of the Marketing Wrestling show. Skandalo and Coco Rojo bled a disgusting amount.

Impume Mex (or whoever they copied this from, it’s shown up in a couple places) has thoughts about lucha libre Television.

Lucha Libre in Japan
06/29 REINA
2) Mima Shimoda, Tiffany [O], Marcela b Rabbit MIU [X], Ray, Leon
3) Estrellita b Makoto
4) Dump Matsumoto b GOYA KONG

06/30 REINA – 300 fans
3) Mima Shimoda [O], Makoto b Cherry [X], Sareee
4) Leon vs Estrellita [REINA IJ] – succesful defense
5) GAMI & Ayumi Kurihara [O] vs Tiffany [X], Goya Kong
6) Marcela b Ray [CMLL WOMEN] – succesful defense, said to be good.

NJPW confirmed the Shinsuke Nakamura vs Sombra rematch on 07/20 will now be for the IWGP IC championship.

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Rayo takes Universo’s hair, Invasors vs Rush/Mascara/Titan?, Atlantis vs UG, DTU

photo by Black Terry Jr.

TxT (SAT) 06/22/2013 Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Estrellas del RingMedioTiempoYahoo Deportes]
1) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. b Centvrión
Match had been announced as Dinamic Black & Imposible vs Golden Magic & Poseidon. 0 for 4.
2) La Chola & Rossy Moreno b Esther Moreno & Lady Apache
Chola landed a splash on Esther Moreno. Still teasing the hair match here.
3) Súper Muñeco, Súper Pinocho, Súper Ratón DQ Black Terry, Scorpio Jr., Shu el Guerrero [WWA TRIOS]
Straight falls for the champions. Second (at least) defense. More tease of Shu/Muneco.
4) Blue Demon Jr. & El Hijo Del Santo b Heddi Karaoui & Zumbi [PWR TAG]
Demon put Zumbi in la de a caballo while Demon submitted Heddi to an armbar to win. Santo & Demon’s first defense.
5) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & Universo 2000 b Canek & Máscara Año 2000 [ruleta de la muerte, semifinal]
6) LA Park & Super Parka b Pirata Morgan & Villano IV [ruleta de la muerte, semifinal]
7) LA Park & Super Parka b Rayo de Jalisco Jr. & Universo 2000 [ruleta de la muerte, final]
8) Rayo de Jalisco Jr. b Universo 2000 [hair]
Rayo took falls 2/3 to win Universo’s hair. Universo has lost his last four recorded hair match.

A feud that restarted for CMLL this spring ends in TxT. Not to a great crowd; looks like maybe a third full. The ruleta de la muerte format does not appear to be a draw; this seems like it would’ve done the same amount if they just announced Rayo vs Universo.

photo by CMLL

CMLL (SUN) 06/23/2013 Arena Coliseo [CMLL]
1) Bengala & Fresbee b Cholo & Herodes Jr.
2) Bárbaro Cavernario, Disturbio, Hijo del Signo b Black Metal, Metálico, Molotov
Barbaro & Metal’s DF debuts. Barbaro did a lot better. Signo submitted Metalico in the third.
3) Namajague, Puma, Shigeo Okumura b Bushiroad, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr.
Rudos took 2/3, Okumura fouling Maya. Bushiroad looked good and seems to fit right in. Puma suffered a left shoulder injury in the first fall and was favoring it after the match, but you wouldn’t be able to tell in his wrestling.
4) Diamante b Boby Zavala [lightning]
Diamante won with an armbar headscissors in 5:09.
5) Diamante Azul, Máscara Dorada, Mistico b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3, winning the last with a star and an Azul tapatia on Averno in the middle.
6) La Máscara, Rush, Titán b Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr.
Tencicos took 2/3, Rush & Mascara getting clean pins in the third. La Mascara pointed out he’d beaten Invasors two weeks in a row, and challenged for a trios title match. Rush & Titan supported him, and the Invasors agreed – though there was lots of talk about mask or hair matches to come, and Psicosis threw out a challenge for Mascara’s title.

Show was okay. Title match came out of left field and doesn’t feel like a chance for a title change. Maybe it’s a chance for Aguila to get a convincing win so people won’t suspect he’s losing his hair. Maybe the story will be how Rush reacts if his team loses.

CMLL (SUN) 06/23/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Índigo b Samael (Guadalajara)
2) El Divino & Virgo b Acertijo & Jocker
Tecnicos took 1/3.
3) Esfinge & León Blanco b Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
tecnicos took 1/3, Blanco plancha on Rey Trueno
4) Leo b StarmanGalloSmakerHalcón de PlataArkángel de la MuerteEspectrumRáfagaMaléficoExterminador [Copa 54 Anniversario]
Exterminador replaced Olimpico. Battle royal set sides. Eliminations: Halcon de Plata (Exterminador), Exterminador (foul on Smaker), Smaker (Espectrum), Espectrum (Rafaga), Starman (Leo), Rafaga (Gallo), Gallo (Arkangel), Arkangel (Leo), Malefico (Leo) leaving Leo as the winner. Americo Rocca and Gran Markus Jr. were honored after the match.
5) Atlantis & Valiente DQ Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero
Tecnicos took 2/3, Ultimo Guerrero fouling Atlantis for the DQ. This sets up a singles match next week.

So much for me assuming the Puebla match would be their last singles match for the time being.

X-Fly beat lost to Dr. Cerebro in their IWRG hair match. More results tomorrow.

IWL announced they’re now affiliated with Pro Wrestling Freedom. Pro Wrestling Freedom turns out to be a small promotion in Kentucky. Of the 50 or so people on the roster, I had only heard of one woman; they’re much smaller stars in their country than even the IWL guys are in theirs. Mad Man Pondo is listed as alumni. This sounds like a very IWL deal.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Rob has highlights of 04/10/1998 AAA in NezaSeptember 2002 AAACMLL from 09/07/2012CMLL from 09/14/2012 and CMLL from 09/21/2012.

Croncias y Leyenda looks back at Mano Negro’s first title win.

Lineups

DTU (SAT) 07/06/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Yuta vs KalibusBorisKyubyaArtikusÁngel del MisterioJorge KebradaPequeno CobraSlayer PackMiedo Extremo
2) Lucky Boy & Niño de Ébano vs Locker & Rocker and Lanzeloth & Rocky Lobo and Kaleth & Niño Hamburguesa and Crazy King & Principe Escorpion
3) Araña de Plata Jr. & Perro Mocho Jr. vs Carta Brava Jr. & Comando Negro and Carta Brava Jr. I & Cerebro Negro
4) Epitafio, Judas el Traidor, Leviatham, Samael vs ?, Black Fire, Chica Ye-Ye, Demente Extreme
5) Septimo Dragon vs PoisonPríncipe HalcónHackerJinzoTomahawk T.T.OrionSádicoHormiga [#1 Contenders, DTU AI]
6) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Cíclope & Paranoiko and Aero Boy & Violento Jack
7) Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs Drastik Boy & Flamita and Daga & Eterno

This’ll be a TV taping. Main event is Daga’s revenge. Nice to see Davey & Eddie in a match not with Crazy & Lider.

Tercera has the Carta Brava vs Carta Brava that was dropped (or no longer could be pursued) in both IWL and IWRG.

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Piratas defend their gold, AAA in Leon & Tijuana, CMLL preview

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 06/13/2013 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Fulgor I b Seiya
2) Imposible & Picudo Jr. b Ángel Del Amor & Mr. Magia (2013)
Mr. Magia is said to be making his debut, so not the one from last year.
3) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro [super libre]
Centvrion hurt his knee in the second fall to a hospital. 911 pulled Dinamic’s mask again, but Dinamic rolled him up anyway for the win. Dinamic wants a shot at 911′s Rey del Ring.
4) Decnnis, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Scorpio Jr. b Chico Che, Pantera, Veneno
Guapito fouled Veneno and Scorpio pinned him for the win.
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. b Eterno, Súper Nova, X-Fly [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas took 1/3, when Super Nova twice hit Eterno with dives by mistake. Pirata submitted X-Fly for the win. Piratas’s second defense.

Last Thursday’s show was taped for AYM/LAS. This week’s Thursday show was not taped at all.

AAA quietly has a taping today in Leon. It’s been understandable lost in the TripleMania build up, because it’s a show apparently being taped before AAA’s biggest show of the year to air after. Not much can happen, though a lot of the major people from the TripleMania show will be on this one. Perro & Cibernetico are the exceptions, but all three guys in the heavyweight championship picture and many of those battling for the tag team championship are on this show. The scheduled main event is Chessman, Texano, and Villano IV vs Canek, Mesias and La Parka, which is a much odder set off teams than when this show was first announced. Canek is a rudo on TripleMania teaming with V4 but facing him here. Mesias also may be a rudo by the end of TripleMania. Chessman and Texano are definitely not friends too, but how much AAA of that wants to play out is questionable.

Electroshock & Heavy Metal take on Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Silver King in the semimain, with another Secta vs Perros del Mal encounter in the fourth match. Steve Pain makes his AAA TV debut teaming with Carta Brava & Eterno against Angelico, Drago and Jack Evans, and the second match continues the Atomic Boy vs Apache feud in a mixed trios. There’s an opener, but the participants have not been listed (and I’d guess it’s local guys given they’re announcing Eterno in a match.)

The 2nd & the 3rd matches seem like the sort of matches which would air on Fusion, which would make this only a single week of TV for AAA Sin Limite. The problem with that is AAA hasn’t announced any tapings post TripleMania, and would need to be taping next weekend if Leon is going to last only one week. (Maybe TripleMania will air on TV after all?)

Cibernetico, Perro Aguayo Jr., Flamita, Pentagon Jr., Jennifer Blake and others are in Tijuana tonight, part of a The Crash show. Cibernetico and Perro Aguayo have a singles match two days before their hair match, and others are involved in a cruiserweight title tournament.

CMLL’s Arena Mexico show’s main event pushes the perennial Ultimo Guerrero vs Atlantis and La Sombra vs Volador Jr. feuds, with the odd ball combination of Titan and Pierroth rounding out the trios. Many of the guys who’ve made recent hair match challenges are bunched together in the semifiinal, so that should end with even more challenges. Dragon Rojo vs Rey Cometa is the lightning match, back for one week with no En Busca de un Idolo singles matches. That tournament continues with a Negro Casas, Stuka, Valiente vs Virus, Vangelis, Fuego. (I may not be able to record that; this would be a good week to message me when the live stream turns up.) NJPW’s Bushi debuts here in a good looking tercera, but everything is probably going shorter than usual with six trios and one singles match tonight.

R de Rudo, Estrellas del Ring and MedioTiempo have stories about AAA’s annual pilgrimage parade. A lot the same as every year, though it looks like they got COMEX to sponsor it this year. As usual, there’s mystery people in big group picture – who’s the guy in the Tinieblas style mask?

Frequent retiree Vampiro says he’s back full time and signed a five year deal. Riiiiiiiight. I’ve been concerned on Chessman’s behalf for a while about how AAA keeps calling him Vampire Killer and even though I doubt any five year deal in lucha libre, this fits with that concern. I’d recommend Chessman not climb up any tall objects or set up any tables on Sunday.

La Lucha se la Hace, the SLP based lucha show I’ve been posting for the last few months, will now start airing on Mexicanal Sundays at 5pm central. The quality of the webstream has been pretty poor, so this might be much improved if it airs as scheduled. (Which reminds me, the GALLI show never aired on either of the two announced times.)

Rompe Huesos looks back at other TripleMania hair match.

Kcidis has a drawing of Fuerza and Juventud Guerrera for Father’s Day. Fuerza is smiling, which seems totally unlike him unless Octagon is slumped on the ground nearby.

A press release on TripleMania’s iPPV notes 26% of their website traffic comes from other countries.

Sadica wants a title match with LLF champ Angelica.

Local luchadors were honored in Arena Coliseo Mexicali.

TV commercial for next week’s CMLL show in Arena Queretaro.

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IWL, Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero, final 1st round matches of En Busca de un Idolo, Goyito Perez, Parka Negra

AAA IWL (SAT) 06/08/2013 Atras del Teatro, Atizapan de Zaragoza, Estado de Mexico [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), R de Rudo]
2) Atomic Star, Payaso Carroña, Payaso Terror, Peirko b Infierno Kid Jr., Ojo Diabólico Jr., Sepulturero I, Último Vampiro and Ángel Del Amor, Chucho el Roto, Iron Love, Yakuza and Centinela, Quimico, Samael, Tormento
Perico moonsaulted Samael and Centinela
3) Oficial AK47, Pantera I, Slash, Suicida b Camikaze, Freelance, Super Boing, Super Pascual
Super Boing, Super Pascual, and Camikaze are Las Frutas. AK-47 beat Super Boing.
4) Fresero Jr., Lolita, Ninja de Fuego b Pasion Kristal, Pentagón Jr., Sexy Lady
Pentagon beat Fresero
5) Ludark Shaitan b Crazy Mary [Copa Femenil Extrema IWL]
expected hardcore match.
6) Carta Brava I, Cerebro Negro, Fantasma de la Ópera b Cíclope, Niko, Pagano and Epitafio, Leviatham, Rocky Santana and Scorpio Jr., Tony Rivera, Zumbudo and Black Terry, Dinamic Black, Dr. Cerebro and Drastik Boy, Paranoiko, Super Mega and Eterno, Súper Nova, X-Fly and Argenis, Drago, Fénix
Ultimo Gladiador replaced Super Nova. Ciclope was the mystery luchador on his team. Preshow press conference had built up the AULL/IWL rivarlry, and team IWL won.
7) Monster Clown, Murder Clown, Psycho Clown b Ángel o Demonio, León Rojo, Ovett [IWL TRIOS]
Clowns won the trios titles back with a distraction from Rocky Santana

The opener, who’s names I’m sure of so no listed here, was the only match to get money thrown in. Luchador count: 62! There looks to be so many people standing on the apron during the 4 way atomicos, I don’t know how anyone saw the match. Outdoor arena looked about a 1/4 full (and also looked like it would be a great venue if full.)  Ludark’s match is on her YouTube channel. The entire show looks to have been taped for TVC Deportes.

CMLL (MON) 06/10/2013 Arena Puebla [El Popular]
1) Ares, Espíritu Maligno, Saurón b Águila Egipcia, Meyer, Tigre Rojo Jr.
Aguila Egipcia’s debut here.
2) Hombre Bala, Stigma, Super Halcon b Arkángel de la Muerte, Disturbio, Nitro
3) Blue Panther, Fuego, Sagrado DQ Morphosis, Olímpico, Vangelis
Morphosis fouled Blue Panther. Fuego listed as wrestling again.
4) Diamante Azul, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Mr. Niebla, Pierroth, Terrible
Diamante Azul replaced Shocker, Terrible replaced Gran Guerrero. Pierroth’s debut (under that name; last here in July 2003 under his last name.) Azul beat Niebla with the German suplex.
5) Atlantis b Último Guerrero
Atlantis took fall won with a rana, Ultimo Guerrero took second with a powerbomb with his feet on the ropes. UG tried to use the Atlantida in the third, but Atlantis escaped and beat him.

Popular lists Fuego as working this show, but then they had him working last week’s show and it turned out to be Stigma instead. This is important because Fuego’s scheduled to wrestle tonight in the final night of the first round of the En Busca de un Idolo, in a classic “win and get a lot of votes and get some favorable reviews and make sure they never fix their scoring typo” situation.

Fuego is 65 points behind Fantasma based on CMLL’s standings. It should be 67, but they’ve embarssingly never fixed a wrong score. As of the moment, Fuego would get 28 points more than Fantasma from the poll, which leaves Fuego with 38 points to pick up tonight. It turns out Fuego has averaged 18 points from the judges, and that and 20 points from a win would give exactly the number he needs. The trailing people in the polls have gotten more points than they earned most every week, so Fuego probably needs to get closer to 24 to feel any safe. Fuego faces Misterioso tonight and as bad as Misterioso has done for himself, his opponents have averaged 25 points from the judges so far. That would be plenty.

And yet, we don’t know if Fuego is actually okay. He’ll probably fight because luchadors are crazy people who fight when they should not – which is the same reason I’d assume Stuka and Mistico will also be on tonight’s card – but there’s a chance for mass chaos here.

CMLL Gaceta has a preview of tonight’s show, where the Avernos are dismissive of the Estetas and the entire concept of championships. “We do not need the trios titles to know we’re the best team in world”, says Ephesto.  Perhaps they’re slightly bitter they were left out.

Parka Negra said on Twitter he was in a car accident with Super Parka. Actually, he says “I finally awoke from a car accident”, which sounds not good at all, but he says he’s okay.

AAA announced mexican born UFC fighter Erik “Goyito” Perez will second Octagon at TripleMania. AAA’s been working on this since Perez mentioned he was a fan of Octagon growing up and wore an Octagon inspired mask to the octagon for a UFC fight. (It appears he also generally likes lucha libre; he posted photos with Volador Jr. and Volador Sr. a couple weeks ago.) I would expect Perez does something that’ll can be used as a highlight elsewhere, and that AAA will want to stay close to Perez and MMA as time goes on.

The lucha show over the weekend in New York with Blue Demon, Bestia, Damian, and Extreme Tiger among others drew poorly and many wrestlers did not get paid. It’s different promoters, but there seems to be a bad track record with New York based lucha libre promotions.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update, including results from Cancun. Thunder worked the show. Los Colisenos says the Thunder Facebook linked to last week is a fake account, though frustratingly in a fashion where no one could have known what he was talking about.

Texano reassures the world that Texano will not be losing his title at TripleMania. I feel better.

Apolo Valdes mentioned this year’s Lucha Libre Expo will be November 8-10th. Probably more coming tomorrow.

Lineups

 

CMLL (SUN) 06/16/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Metatrón & Sensei vs Akuma & Zayco
2) Molotov, Soberano Jr., Stigma vs Apocalipsis, Espanto Jr., Inquisidor
3) Dark Angel vs Lluvia, Estrellita, Goya Kong, Dalis la Caribeña, Tiffany, Princesa Sugheit, La Comandante, Zeuxis, La Seductora [cibernetico]
Dark Angel replaces Silueta
4) La Máscara, Rush, Titán vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
5) Máscara Dorada, Mistico, Valiente vs Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero [CMLL TRIOS, final]
Final of an eight team tournament. Winner becomes 25th champions.

This tournament seems set up for Estetas del Aire winning to popularize them as the great new team – but are you really going to be able to popularize a CMLL trio on the day of TripleMania?

It’s great Dark Angel is back, but that match also needed Silueta and like three more. Oh well. I still haven’t gotten to the matches with Lluvia yet, maybe she’s awesome now.

CMLL (SUN) 06/16/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Idolo & Javier Cruz vs Satara & Thunder Boy
2) Esfinge, León Blanco, Virgo vs Espectrum, Infierno, Ráfaga
3) Azteca de Oro & Sky Kid vs Demonio Rojo & Sádico and El Hippie & Leo and Évola & Exterminador
listed as Full Ring de Parejas
4) Luna Mágica vs Princesa Blanca [lightning]
5) Bárbaro Cavernario, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas vs Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Tritón

“Full Ring de Parejas” has not been previously done, may be a four way tag.

Satara is from the Dantes Lucha Factory.

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Mistico suffers shoulder injury in Puebla, new CMLL tag champs, Fuerza vs Terry, Mesias, AYM,

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG FILL (TUE) 11/13/2012 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Caballero Cid, Driger, Obscurio b Mercenario de la Muerte, Principe Infernal, Skullmetal
2) Infierno Kid, Radical, Súper Black b Alas de Acero, Atomic Star, Xtreme Boy
3) Fly Star, Seiya, Serpiente de Oro b Blue Monsther, Power Bull, Ranchero
4) Araña de Plata Jr., Dragón Celestial, Galaxy b Blasfemia, Fulgore, Matrix Jr.
Blasfemia replaced Guerrero Mistico.
5) Boykot, Flemyzeer, Halcón Diabólico, Jhon Crazy, Kimby, Mr. Leo, Rey Espacial, Rey Tabú b Alan Extreme, Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Eita, Eterno, Imposible, Saruman, Violencia Jr. [Copa Higher Power]
FILL trainees vs Gimnasio Fuerza Konkreto (Fuerza Guerrera). Kimby impressed of the Fuerza guys. Match came down to Mr. Leo vs Centviron, with Fuerza intefering to give his guy the win. Black Terry was very unhappy, and their were rematches and other challenges made.

CMLL (MON) 11/12/2012 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Akron & Siki Ozama Jr. b Black Tiger & Blue Center
Rudos took 1/3.
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Lady Afrodita, Marcela b La Vaquerita, Mima Shimoda, Zeuxis
Tecnicos took 2/3, Marcela defeating Zeuxis for the win. Vaquerita, working against Afrodita, looked lost at times.
3) Skándalo b Metatrón [lightning]
Reyna Isis accompanied Skandalo. Skandalo won with the Skandalo Driver. Metatron had one of his better performances.
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Sagrado, Triton b Misterioso Jr., Namajague, Shigeo Okumura
Tecnicos took 1/3, Fantasma surprising Misterioso with a roll up.
5) La Sombra, Máximo, Rush DQ Tama Tonga, Terrible, Tiger
Tecnicos took 1/3, Terrible fouling Sombra in the third fall. Sombra challenged Terrible to a singles match, but Terrible just left.
6) Mephisto b Mistico
Mephisto won the first with a powerbomb, Mistico came back in the second with a torito. Mistico landed his rope crossing dive late in the ring, then landed a shooting star press once without being able to get the pin. Moments later, he went for another, but his feet hit the the ropes on the way down and Mistico crashed shoulder first into the mat. Mistico attempted to cover Mephisto anyway, but Mephisto put him in an armbar and Mistico immediately gave up. The doctor and Tirantes attended to Mistico after the match.

CMLL hasn’t said anything about Mistico’s status, but the local promoter in Durango says Mistico has suffered a shoulder injury and will not be wrestling at their show on Sunday, though he will be appearing to sign autographs. Hope he didn’t hurt his signing shoulder. Delta replaces him on that card. Mistico is supposed to be on Friday night’s Arena Mexico show, and no replacement has been announced yet.

photo by Yahoo Mexico

CMLL (TUE) 11/13/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, Estrellas del Ring, Yahoo Deportes (Photos)]
1) Espanto Jr. & Herodes Jr. b Metatrón & Oro Jr.
2) Demus 3:16, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior b Astral, Bam Bam, Pequeño Halcón
Rudos took 1/3. Bam Bam’s latest return, though it ended with Demus dropping him with his piledriver so he could be gone again. Olimpico also submitted Ultimo Dragon.
3) Fuego, Stuka Jr., Triton DQ Hijo del Signo, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
Stuka & Okumura are feuding (or maybe this is the Coliseo tag team feud again.) Stuka beat fall 1, then the rudos were DQed for excessive violence in the second.
4) Blue Panther, Máscara Dorada, Valiente b Niebla Roja, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
Straight falls for the tecnicos when the rudos fell apart. Polvora sided with Rey Escorpion and Niebla Roja wasa left without his mask.
5) Negro Casas b Ángel de Oro [lightning]
Negro continued his dominance over Angel de Oro with a win in 8:49.
6) Tama Tonga & Terrible b Atlantis & Diamante Azul [CMLL TAG]
Atlantis & Diamante Azul came in as champions, but Tonga & Terrible pulled the shocking upset, taking falls 1/3 to win the titles.

Aerostar, Dark Dragon and Fenix won the main event over Difunto I, Monje Negro Jr., and Potro Jr. by DQ in Monterrey, with Dark Dragon refused to help his teammates.

MedioTiempo has an interview with Mesias. He talks a bit about his match with Texano, but also calls LA Park his toughest rival since coming to Mexico, and trashes Carlito as someone’s been handing everything and used his influence to keep Mesias from going to WWE.

I will be losing AYM Sports from my cable system on 12/12. AYM has broadcasts Sobre el Ring (the Javier Llanes/Jaque Mate interview show) and various independent groups (Revolution Free Style! FULL!), but is most notable for broadcasting IWRG’s Sunday shows the last couple months. I’m going to miss those, there’s been some really great and fun matches during this short run. The show drives me crazy because I’m up until way too late to put it together for the Tuesday post, but I’ve been thrilled to share the matches with everyone else. We’ve got four more Mondays to go.

I think it may be a case where everyone in the United States is losing AYM; this is not a surprise, one of you mentioned a month back they tried to sign up to get the channel only to be told AYM was going away by their cable system. The channel that replaces it is “Latin American Sports“, and is owned by the same parent company, so they may have simply decided to change which channel they wanted to transmit to the US. AYM Sports itself will still keep broadcasting in Mexico and continue the lucha libre shows, I just won’t be able to share them. The channel description for Latin American Sports says it too broadcasts wrestling (possibly from Puerto Rico?), but does not say what. It’s supposedly already on DISH Network, but I can’t find a guide with a programming listing and there is no website.

Murder Clown is upset the Infierno Rockers would attack them from behind. That’s not very gentlemanly! There’s also talk about the Psycho Circus wanting the trios titles back. It’s seemed like AAA may be doing a Psycho Circus vs Consejo trios title rematch (with Silver defending the title instead of Texano), and that’s suggested in this article agian, but maybe it’ll turn out to be three way with the Rockers?

Joe Lider & Kaientai will face off in a hair vs mask match on NGX’s 10th anniversary show.

DTU luchador Tacubo will be given an award for his anti-bullying campagin.

R de Rudo has a podcast talking about Eddie Guerrero, 7 years after his passing. Perros del Mal will also discuss Eddie Guerrero on their podcast.

AAA’s website has an article about how AAAwesome AAA is. If they really want talk about how they have zero taboos, maybe they can mention Extreme Tiger leaving.

AAA also has part one and part two of their interview with Psycho Circus.

X-Project is doing it’s annual toy drive, this one for Fray Tormenta.

El Hijo del Santo was part of a press conference to promote a film festival in Mexico City later this month.

Lineups

CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 11/20/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Halcón de Plata & Metatrón vs Exterminador & Magnum
2) Gallo, Sensei, Starman vs Bárbaro Cavernario, Cancerbero, Raziel
3) Dalis la Caribeña, Estrellita, Silueta vs La Comandante, Princesa Blanca, Zeuxis
4) Atlantis, Hijo del Fantasma, Máscara Dorada vs Morphosis, Psicosis, Tama Tonga
5) La Máscara vs Volador Jr.

This is the seventh La Mascara/Volador Jr. match this year, and third in Guadalajara. They’ve split the other two.

A increasingly rare Morphosis appearance! His first match in CMLL in two months, his first appearance in Guadalajara since February. Mophosis seems to spend most of his time in Texas/northern Mexico, where he’s still working as Histeria.

More loaded card than usual means Metatron is down to the opener here.

IWRG (SUN) 11/18/2012 Arena Naucalpan
1) Astro Rey Jr. & Serpiente de Oro vs Dragón Celestial & Epidemia
2) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Trauma II vs Carta Brava Jr., Eita, Oficial Fierro
3) Dinamic Black, Golden Magic, Saruman vs Alan Extreme, Imposible, Jack
4) Hijo de Pirata Morgan vs Veneno, Trauma I, Oficial AK47, Cien Caras Jr., Relámpago, Canis Lupus, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 [#1 Contenders, Rey de Ring]
5) el Ángel vs Oficial 911 [IWRG IC WELTER]

It’s been a long six days since the last IWRG tournament. Relampago is going to keep going into these until he finally wins a match. Last #1 contenders match meant an immediate title match, not sure if that’s the same here.

911 vs Angel looks really good, as do the 2nd and 3rd match. It looked like Cerebro Negro was headed towards the rudo side in last weekend’s tournament, something to watch here. Interesting to see Trauma II scheduled for a segunda.

They’re doing a 3 for a price of 2 ticket deal.

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Reyes del Atlantida win trios titles back, Bufete del Amor keep theirs, CMLL minis cage match

CMLL (MON) 10/29 Arena Puebla [Porra Fresa]
1) Ares & Centauro de Fuego b Dinámikoo & Tigre Rojo Jr.
Rudos took 2/3, early falls went very quick.
2) Höruz b Cholo [lightning]
Cholo dominated the match, but Horuz pulled it out with an armbar.
3) Asturiano, Metálico, Molotov vs Bobby Zavala, Disturbio, Espiritu Maligno
Tecnicos took 2/3. Molotov submitted Espiritu, Metalico pinned Disturbio.
4) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela b Amapola, Mima Shimoda, Tiffany
Tecnicas took 1/3.
5) Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Tama Tonga b Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Hijo del Fantasma
Rudos took 2/3. Tonga beat Maya to win in his debut and the best match of the night Maya had to be strechered out. Delta tried to help with that, but Tonga attacked him too.
6) Atlantis, La Máscara, Mistico DQ Averno, Felino, Mephisto
Felino replaced Ephesto. Mascara pinned Averno in the first, then Mephisto pulled Mistico’s mask in the second in a disappointing match. Mistico challenged Mephisto a singles match.

Mr. Aguila/photo by CMLL

Was Ephesto hurt on Sunday and I’ve forgot about it?

CMLL (TUE) 10/30/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón b Exterminador
2) Pequeño Warrior b Shockercito and Aereo and Pequeño Halcón and Astral and Último Dragoncito and Fantasy and Demus 3:16 and Pierrothito and Mercurio and Pequeño Olímpico and Pequeño Violencia [Mini Reyes del Aire]
Pequeno Warrior won the match, which set up a cage match next week! Shockercito may have been hurt on a dive.
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush b Averno, Mephisto, Tama Tonga [CMLL TRIOS]
Tama Tonga replaced Ephesto. Love Buffet came in as champs, and took falls 2/3 to keep the titles. Last week’s match was Maximo vs Averno, and this week Maximo kissed and cradled Averno to keep the titles.

Results were from radio station Canal58, which appears to be doing live PBP of Tuesday and Sunday Guadalajara shows. Satanico joined the commentators a couple times.

new/old champs
photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 10/30/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL, CMLL Gaceta]
1) Akuma & Camorra DQ Freesbe & Oro Jr.
Camorra fouled Freesbe
2) Artillero, Hooligan, Súper Comando b Camaleón, Pegasso, Sensei
Camaleon replaced Angel Azteca Jr. Isis was with Hooligan. Rudos took 1/3. Sensei was strechered out with a knee injury and Pegasso was hurting (as usual.)
3) Fuego, Sagrado, Triton b Arkángel de la Muerte, Cancerbero, Raziel
Tecnicos won in straight falls when Arkangel and the Cancerberos turned on each other.
4) Rey Cometa b Sangre Azteca [lightning]
Cometa won with a 450 splash in 8:10.
5) Euforia, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero b Diamante Azul, Mistico, Stuka Jr.
Rudos took 2/3, Euforia & Niebla getting the pins while Mistico dove onto Mistico.
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Black Warrior, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr. [MEX TRIOS]
Volador, Mr. Aguila, and Black Warrior came in as champs. Delta & Maya took 1, Volador took the second with a backcracker on Atlantis, and Atlantis won the match with an Atlantida on Volador (again!) Reyes del Atlantida are champions as a team for a third time, Atlantis has won the titles three times.

Shocker & Brazo de Plata beat Terrible & Dragon Rojo in Arena Queretaro. In the undercard, Amapola (replacing Tiffany) was beat by local luchador Reyna Azteca in a tag match. The Quereatro wrestler challenged for a title match.

The semi-official Noti AAA Facebook site confirmed Decnnis was leaving AAA, then took down that post, put up another post saying all the rumored people leaving AAA (Tiger, Wagner) were not true. That’s totally not confusing. In the comments of the last post, they say Wagner is joining going back to being an independent who works with AAA. (The difference there is if AAA controls his booking for non TV shows and what cut they need; someone the level of Wagner doesn’t need AAA for that.) As for Extreme Tiger, he’s scheduled to work tonight’s Halloween show in Arena Lopez Mateos, which would be an easy time for him to confirm or deny rumors.

Arena Neza’s Facebook writes Vampiro will miss this weekend’s AAA Fusion taping. Vampiro’s said the same, going on to say he’s busy with another show and AAA never told him he was on this show. Same thing happened last time Vampiro missed a taping. Mesias will take his place, which greatly improves the match. AAA hasn’t acknowledged the change yet.

Quien Pinta Por La Corona held a press conference in Guadalajara for the event there on 11/10 and 11/11. QPPLC also posted profiles of some of the finalists: Rey Maya (nephew of Canek!), Forajido (inspired by Cibernetico and Gronda), Full Back Jr. (snuck off to train with Canek), Demoledor (36 years old), and New Fire Jr.

Samuray del Sol was on Figure Four Daily yesterday (subscriber only) in a really good interview where he talked a lot about his career. His story about being in last year’s QPPLC contest was my favorite part. Samuray never actually signed up for the contest himself, Crazy Boy just invited him to come to Veracruz, then signed Samuray up without him knowing to get Samuray in front of AAA people. Samuray was under the impression the talent contest – at least by the final – was set up for Daga to win, saying AAA officials wanted him specifically to work with Daga since he could do the style Daga likes to do and Daga would look like a star.

Rob has highlights of 04/13/12 CMLL and has updated his MOTYC list.

LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Fabi Apache, Sexi Star, Lolita and Jennifer Blake are headed to WAVE for their AAA Reina de Reinas on 11/27. The Japanese promotion had previously announced the show, this is the first time the Mexican promotion has acknowledged it. The article is mostly talking about Fabi Apache’s training and previous time in Japan. WAVE also mentions Pimpinela and Fenix working on the show in a bonus match with CIMA, which hasn’t yet been announced by AAA.

Links

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 11/06/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Sky Kid & Virgo vs Èvola & Thunder Boy
2) Esfinge & Gallo vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Espectrum
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Mistico vs Felino, Psicosis, Rey Escorpión
4) Shockercito vs Último Dragoncito, Pequeño Halcón, Aereo, Astral, Fantasy, Pierrothito, Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Warrior, Pequeño Violencia [cage, hair, mask]

Cage match, just not at all the one I thought. Warrior winning the Reyes del Aire means he’s a favorite to lose here.

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Atlantida vs Invasors, Avernos vs Bufete, Halloween, Mr. Aguila, Heddi Karoui, CMLL press

photo by CMLL

CMLL (TUE) 10/23/2012 Arena Mexico [CMLL]
1) Apocalipsis & Guerrero Negro Jr. b Genesis & Soberano Jr.
2) Cancerbero, Hijo del Signo, Raziel b Bengala, Metálico, Sensei
3) Pierrothito b Último Dragoncito [lightning]
Pierrothito won in 7:12.
4) Fuego, Sagrado, Stuka Jr. b Namajague, Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
Tecnicos took 2/3, Sagrado pinning Okumura.
5) Niebla Roja, Terrible, Tiger b Ángel de Oro, Diamante, Hijo del Fantasma
Niebla Roja replaced Rey Bucanero, who suffered a knee injury Monday in Puebla. Rudos took 2/3. Angel de Oro hurt his knee, and Niebla Roja seemed very concerned.
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. b Black Warrior, Mr. Águila, Volador Jr.
Delta wore pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Euforia started the match for the rudos, but was replaced by a late arriving Mr. Aguila (so late he didn’t have his hair up or his facepaint on.) Tecnicos won and challenged for a rematch.

CMLL (TUE) 10/23/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Virgo b Thunder Boy
2) Metatrón & Smaker b Exterminador & Ráfaga
Smaker replaced Black Metal, Rafaga replaced Malefico.
3) Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Aereo, Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, Tama Tonga b La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush
Tonga pinned Sombra in the first/third.
5) Máximo DQ Averno
Averno got help from Mephisto and Ephesto. Maximo snuck in a small package, and the rudos ran in for the DQ. Rush & Marco tried to make the save but were laid out, leading to a trios title match next week.

Halloween wrote he suffered one broken rib and two fractured ribs in Sunday’s title match with Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy. He does not know when he will be able to return. (Website suggests a painful 6-10 week recovery, which means he’s probably done for the year.) We can only hope this doesn’t hurt his chances with Mari Apache.

R de Rudo caught up to Damian 666 to ask what was with Mr. Aguila teaming with him last weekend. He explained it as X-Fly missing a flight back from Ciudad Juarez and Aguila filling in as a one time replacement. Damian’s off to Panama this weekend.

Heddi Karaoui is out of Thursday’s IWRG IC Middleweight Championship match. Relampago legdropped him on the head on Thursday, concussion Karaoui and taking him out of one of his biggest matches since coming to Mexico. Oficial AK47 takes Karaoui’s spot. That’s much more interesting match to me, but it’s unfortunate for Karaoui.

Kaiser Sports has this message posted on top of their website:

A nuestros queridos amigos, seguidores y lectores: Ante las nuevas disposiciones del CMLL que limitan nuestro libre ejercicio profesional, desde este 23 de octubre ya no podremos ofrecer información al respecto, pues consideramos que valores como la lealtad y el respeto deben ser mutuos, no solo unilateralmente, Gracias.

CMLL is implementing some new policy “that limits our profession” so they’ll no longer be covering CMLL “because we feel values of loyalty and respect must be mutual.” Harsh. I wonder what “limits our profession” means? CMLL demanding approval over anything posted?

Whatever it is, this is really disappointing. It’s another excellent source of CMLL news run off by CMLL. Many times, like the recent Guerrero break up, the Kaiser Sports interviews have done a better job of explaining and getting over CMLL’s storylines than CMLL’s done on their own. CMLL is still covered in papers and some of the magazines, but most of the coverage is frequently dry lineups and results, nothing that would cause someone to be interested in CMLL if they weren’t already. It’s also usually the same article just reprinted as copy everywhere; this is a source of original material that’s just going to be gone and not replaced. CMLL and Kaiser Sports had a falling out about a year ago that was eventually resolved, hopefully that’ll just repeat.

It also has some slight international implications, since they were supplying NJPW with interview photos when their guys would come to CMLL (Alexis sends the match/press conference ones.)

Hijo de LA Park and Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. will be in the Castle of Terror after all.

LuchaWorld has Alfredo on this week’s 52MX show.

Links

Lucha Libre in Japan

10/24 NJPW: Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi, Negro Casas [O] b Low Ki, Brian Kendrick, Jado [X]

Lineups

CMLL (TUE) 10/30/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Metatrón vs Exterminador
2) Shockercito vs Aereo, Pequeño Halcón, Astral, Último Dragoncito, Fantasy, Demus 3:16, Pierrothito, Mercurio, Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior [Mini Reyes del Aire]
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
4) Marco Corleone, Máximo, Rush vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto [CMLL TRIOS]
Love Buffet are champs.

Fun show. Main event should be good, semimain should be a fun romp for the tecnicos, and pequeno estrellas all flying around in the opener. (Also, Metatron.) Like the full sized version, this is a repeat from doing the tournament in May in Arena Mexico. Even CMLL can’t keep track of it’s tournaments.

CMLL (TUE) 10/23/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Virgo b Thunder Boy
2) Metatrón & Smaker b Exterminador & Ráfaga
Smaker replaced Black Metal, Rafaga replaced Malefico.
3) Pequeño Olímpico, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior b Aereo, Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito
4) Ephesto, Mephisto, Tama Tonga b La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Rush
Tonga pinned Sombra in the first/third.
5) Averno b Máximo
Averno got help from Mephisto and Ephesto. Maximo snuck in a small package, and the rudos ran in for the DQ. Rush & Marco tried to make the save but were laid out, leading to a trios title match next week.

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Guerrero versus…Garza, Skeletons vs Pirates, Dr. Xtreme,

(photo by CMLL)

CMLL (FRI) 08/05/2011 Arena Mexico [CMLLRecord]
1) Metálico & Starman b Disturbio & Inquisidor
Straight falls. In the second, Disturbio took a Starman flying plancha off Metalico’s shoulders, and Metalico cradled Inquisidor for the win. Disturbio had a bloody nose after the match.
2) Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito b Bam Bam, Fantasy Shockercito, Último Dragoncito
Warrior powerbombed Shockercito into the corner, then Pierothito put on his hold for the win.
3) Sangre Azteca b Raziel [lightning]
Counter dropkick for the win in 8:20. What in the world was Raziel doing on the top rope?
4) Fuego, Metal Blanco, Palacio Negro b Euforia, Hijo del Signo, Virus
Fuego defeated Virus in the third.
5) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Shocker b Ephesto, Mephisto, Pólvora
Tecnicos took 2/3. Angel de Oro dove on Mephisto, and Shocker and Angel de Oro pinned the other two.
6) Atlantis, Héctor Garza, La Máscara b Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
Straight fall win. Excessive violence DQ in the first for beating up Garza, then Garza pinned UG in the second after a moonsault. Garza challenged UG for a title shot, his fifth, and UG accepted. Ultimo in turn challenged Atlantis to pick a side!

Feels like they’re just going to do the tease all the way to September.

Mr. Niebla has new music. I have no idea why you’d do that.

IWRG (THU) 08/04/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr)Mi Lucha Libre (2)Mi Lucha Libre (3)Mi Lucha Libre (4)The Gladiatores]
1) Dark Devil & El Imposible b Dragon Fly & Sky Angel
2) Alan Extreme, Bugambilia del Norte, Centurión b Comando Negro, Keshin Black, Polifacético
Alan Extreme replaced the mysterious Titan. Comando Negro and Bugambilia, from Chihuahua, are feuding.
3) Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro, Oficial Spartans b Dinamic Black, el Ángel, Golden Magic, Multifacético
4) Hijo de LA Park, Trauma I, Trauma II DQ Apolo Estrada Jr., Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Veneno
Veneno was the unlisted member of the Pirata side. The Park/Traumas team were the psuedo-tecnico side for the night. They took 2/3, Park tossing his mask to Morgan for the DQ

Other News

Dr. X held a press conference yesterday to officially announce his departure from CMLL. CMLL owns the Dr. X name, so he’ll now be going by Dr. Xtreme. (Depending on who’s recap you read, it’s spelled that way, or it’s spelled X-Treme, or it’s spelled Extreme and Xtreme in the same post. ) He’ll debut on tonight’s Perros del Mal show in Atizapan, and did a promo for it on their facebook. Dr. Xtreme says he’s talked to AAA, and it sounds like he’ll just be doing any work that comes his way.

Guerrero Maya Jr. returns to action this weekend. He’s claiming Ultimo Guerrero actually hurt his arm, and Negro just took advantage of it the next week. Amazing how many things seem to revolve around Ultimo Guerrero.

This week’s Ras de Lona, at the Police Museum, included a lot of minis talking about the big minis tournament. Oddly, Mascarita Dorada, Demus 3:16, Mercurio and Aereo talked about as if they were in it, but those four were specifically not included in Thursday’s list of names. Others talked about facing same side luchadors in apuesta matches, which isn’t actually possible in the format they announced. Poor quality control

AAA says tickets will go on sale for it’s 08/19 Queretaro show on Monday. Hopefully, we’ll get a lineup or anything to talk about with them.

WON says the Sin Cara returning this Tuesday in WWE looks to be Hunico (Incognito/Mystico de Juarez – had a dark match this past week on one of the shows), and it’s possible he may be taking the role over from Mistico. That’d be crazy.

CMLL in Japan

08/06 NJPW:

 

 

1) Hirooki Goto [6] b La Sombra [4]
2) Karl Anderson [4] b Strong Man [0]

luchadb, now with video

As of yesterday, the luchadb now includes links to video links of matches, in-line to the results. If you click on the filmstrip icon, the video will open in a separate page. Matches with multiple filmstrip icons have multiple parts, and I’ve tried to put in time codes to start the video at the actual start of the match where ever possible. Videos are linked to on my channels (both YouTube and DailyMotion), Black Terry Jr.’s channel, MrAlexisCMLL, Warriorx2000, Retros80s90s, LuchaLibreEnMexico and others. The filmstrip icons should eventually show up where ever the match is listed, though the dumb way I’ve designed the site means it may take a while. I did rebuild the main events database (‘cmll/events/’), so they should be there, and they will appear if you use the Match Finder (which has also been slightly changed.)

I’ve been working on this for months; it’s a slower process than I’d like, but a lot of it is catching up thru old footage and sorting out where matches start and end. I’m hoping this will be less intensive once I’m just looking for new channels. There are 2,327 matches linked as of now, with probably another 500 in the queue to be cataloged.

How you can help:

  • Keep putting lucha libre video up on the internet!
  • Recommendations for YouTube channels to look at are always helpful.
  • If you are putting up video, consider slicing it up so the matches are the start of the segment and are easier to identify
  • Suggestions about how to better use these links!

Links

  • MedioTiempo interviews Lucha POP luchadors Yuki Star
  • Porra Fresa has it’s list of the ten best flyers in CMLL – and doesn’t include Palacio Negro!
  • IWL press release mentions a deal with California’s WPW (and ZeroOne), so that’s probably the American promotion Daga & Suicida are working
Lineups
CMLL (FRI) 08/12/2011 Arena Mexico
1) Höruz & Trueno vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Dragon Lee, Pegasso, Rey Cometa vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Hooligan, Loco Max
3) Hijo del Fantasma, Sangre Azteca, Stuka Jr. vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi
4) Valiente vs Rey Escorpion [lightning]
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Averno, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas
6) Último Guerrero vs Héctor Garza [CMLL HEAVY]
Are “title matches every two weeks” now an actual deal? Will Atlantis ever make up his mind?

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Friday previews, Atlantis tecnico, Dr. X/Fuego

photo by Black Terry Jr.

IWRG (THU) 06/30/2011 Arena Naucalpan [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Mi Lucha Libre (2-3), Mi Lucha Libre (4)]
1) Saruman & Tritón ?? Dark Devil & Keshin Black
2) Dinamic Black, Freelance, Golden Magic b Carta Brava Jr., Imposible, Polifacético
3) Black Terry, Multifacético, Trauma II b Oficial 911, Oficial AK47, Oficial Fierro
Black Terry replaced Argos, and his team won in straight falls. Oficials did rip up Multifacetico’s mask along the way.
4) Bestia 666, Hijo de LA Park, Super Crazy b Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Trauma I, Veneno
Hijo de LA Park replaced Damian 666, who was busy over on the AAA TV taping. It worked out quite well for kid skeleton, as he beat Trauma I and challenged him to a Juniors title match.

Tonight’s Arena Mexico show is the first Friday night show with no tournament match and no special stipulations match since March 4th. The Forjando un Idolo tournament is officially over (though it still continues unofficially.) Averno vs La Mascara is just about over; if Monday is Averno’s last day, this would be his final Arena Mexico appearance for the time being. Both the lightning match (Rey Cometa vs Hijo del Signo) and the fourth match tecnico trio (Valiente, Metal Blanco & Palacio Negro) look fun, but this is the least important card in quite some time.

A Record interview with Atlantis carries the headline “I want to be a tecnico“, though he’s not as definite about it in the article. Atlantis says he was surpised to be on the tecnico side tonight, teaming with his Forajando un Idolo partners against Peste Negra. He alludes to more such tecnico outings in the future and vows to be professional, but he’s not decided if he actually wants to return to the tecnico side full time. His partners are apparently trying to convince him to go back. Atlantis compliments his partners, saying Delta is very popular and Maya is very skilled on the mat and always wants to learn.

Dr. X explains he really wants to take Fuego’s mask, because he’s missed out on other masks he wanted to win. He wanted Hijo del Gladiador, but Rencor Latino won that, he wanted Solar’s mask but Guerrero dle Futuro got that, and he wanted Fabian el Gitano but Angel de Oro took that from him. This is really going to be sad for Dr. X if this turns into another cage match. Fuego‘s ready for the mask match too.

CMLL in Japan
REINA 07/01: I’m not sure I’m translating these right, but…
3) Aki Kanbayashi & Tomoka Nakagawa (O) beat Silueta (X) & Mika Iida
5) Hiroyo Matsumoto & Zeuxis (O) b Manami Toyota & Ray (X)

Links

  • Sangre Azteca and Nitro are back in France, teaching lucha libre for two weeks. Sangre says Europeans are surprised luchadors know how to wrestle on the mat, and Nitro says Europeans are generally bigger but not very technically skilled.
  • Puma King plans on working hard and hopes to be in a better place by the end of the year.
  • The DTU team hypes up their match with the Milicia tomorrow
  • And Eterno talks up his match.
  • R de Rudo interviews the president of IWL about their iPPV on Sunday.
  • El Hijo del Santo interviewed Villano III
  • Sound like today’s EAW show has sold a lot of tickets. And hours before the show started, amazing.

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