taped 2011-12-09 @ Arena Mexico
not going to miss Lyger as much this time around
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CMLL (MON) 05/02/2011 Arena Puebla [Cindo Radio]
4) Valiente b Virus [MEX WELTER]
Valiente kept the title. He’d like a world title match with Averno, Mephisto or Ultimo Guerrero. (Mephisto doesn’t actually have the world title.) Virus gave Valiente credit for the win, called him a good wrestler, and said the wrestling connoisseur would appreciate their bout.
5) Rush, Strong Man, Toscano b Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
Strong Man replaced Black Warrior.
No results from the early matches as of yet.
CMLL in NJPW
05/03: Jushin Liger beat Mascara Dorada [CMLL WELTER]; 10:04, brainbuster for the win.
Liger’s turned back Dorada and Sombra twice. Liger spoke positively about Dorada, who appeared to have a good tournament, but pointed out he’s beatable on the ground. Liger’s post match comments seem to point to another Sombra match. Dorada will get another singles match with Liger in Best of Super Juniors tournament, which starts up on May 26. Dorada has one more day on the tour, then flies home for Friday’s show.
Cinco de Mayo
Dragon Rojo vs “Angel Azteca” is billed for a NY tequila show on 05/05.
Lucha Va Voom’s shows are main evented by Sicodelico in LA and Casandro in Chicago. That seems unfair to my friends in LA, but they’re certain to get a Lil Chicken who might be Mascarita Dorada on other days. Tickets are $45 at the Mayan in LA (no seats, same prices for everyone) and $25 GA to $150 for booths in Chicago. If anyone’s going, let me know.
Forjando un Idolo
I liked both of them. CMLL’s press release on the tournament says Guerrero Maya Jr. and Metal Blanco will fight tonight as a tie breaker. Winner is second place in Group Charly and meets Angel de Oro on Friday. Press release doesn’t mention it, but the website lists Rey Escorpion with 7 points, having won the final voting point.
On this past week’s TV, Chessman did join Los Maniacos, but they’re now calling themselves La Maniarquia. Also, Dorian brought up Jeff Jarrett by name, so he’s for sure in. Sting? I’m guessing no, though that’d be a big deal.
Rey Escorpion says his son’s illness is “Legg-Calve-Perthes“, a disease attacking the hip which only happens to young boys. The boy has already had two operations, but Rey Escorpion needs to raise funds for a third. All the guys working the 05/21 show volunteered to work on the show (and Shocker will be signing autographs), and Rey Escorpion is grateful for their support.
Princesa Sujei will appear on the next DTU show. DTU’s only used AAA wrestlers prior, I thought they had announced Chessman vs Joe Lider for the next show, and CMLL’s not letting their people work on the same show as AAA people. Whatever the situation, DTU girls working with someone like Sujei is only good news for them.
Bestia 666 will be on the Urban Wrestling Federation show. For his level of experience, Bestia 666 has been perfectly fine (though he hasn’t been in much of a place to show in AAA.)
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
CMLL (MON) 05/09/2011 Arena Puebla
1) Black Tiger & Centella de Oro vs Espiritu Maligno & King Jaguar
2) Lestat, Metálico, Starman vs Apocalipsis, Arissma, Inquisidor
3) Dark Angel, Goya Kong, Lluvia vs La Comandante, Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sujei
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Máximo vs Rey Bucanero, Terrible, Texano
5) La Sombra, Rush, Toscano vs Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Último Guerrero
They got all the rudos on the right teams, hooray.
TORYUMON GYM (SUN) 05/13 Arena Mexico [ovaciones]
1) Bryan Lee & Toshiya Matsuzaki b Arkangel de la Muerte & Daisuke Hanaoka
2) Hiroka & Mima Shimoda DRAW India Sioux & Marcela
3) Amigo Suzuki & Hijo de Fantasma b Dr. Karonte Sr. & Negro Navarro and Gino Gabino & Joe Potter
4) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino, Passion Hasegawa b Casanova Italiano, Hiromi Horiguchi, Shigeo Okumura
5) Ohara b La Mascara [NWA WELTER]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Negro Casas b Hirooki Goto & Jushin Liger
7) Kazuchika Okada, Marco Corelone, Mil Mascaras, Ultimo Dragon b Minoru Suzuki, SUWA, Ultimo Guerrero, Yoshihiro Takayma
Title match went 27 minutes. Corelone replaced Mistico. Video highlights are here, via Black Terry Jr.
(Strong Style Spirit No lucha guys in this year’s NJPW Super J tournament. I guess it’s better than getting my hopes crushed again. Hirooki Goto is also not scheduled, so he’ll be around for a while longer.
IWRG EXPO (SAT) 05/05 Centro Banamex [Alfonso Lizarraga @ The Gladiatores]
1) Samba & Venom b Avisman & Macho II
2) Coco Blanco, Coco Rojo, Coco Verde b 911, AK 47, Fierro
3) Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Villano III, Villano IV b Fabain el Gitano, Mascara Sagrada, Negro Navarro
4) Halcon Salvaje L Veneno, Pierroth Jr., Enterrador 2000, Villano V, Bestia Salvaje, America Salvaje, El Dandy [cage, mask]
Veneno unmasked Halcon Salvaje, who’s Mateo Alcantara Villafuerte, 14 years a wrestler from Mexico City. Gladiatores has tons more from the Expo, if you’re looking.
AAA IDS Lineup (THU) 05/10 Plaza de Toros La Comiteca de Comitan [El Heraldo De Chipas]
1) Astro Azul, Divino, Spike b Furia Infernal, Tigre Jr. (Guatemala), Trivial
2) Cinthia Moreno & Sexy Star b Fabi Apache & Tiffany
3) Capitan Furia, Mexicano, Terrorista b Alan, Billy Boy, Decnnis
4) Brazo de Plata, Oriental, Super Calo b Alliens, Chris Stone, Espiritu
5) Alebrije, El Elegido, Intocable b Alan Stone, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
They built up a Terrorista/Super Calo feud thru the show, with Calo wanting to replace Billy in the Barrios Boy match but Terrorista refusing to allow it to go down, and Terrorista showing up to attack Super Calo in the semimain. Tiffany hurt her shoulder in the second fall of her match. This seems to be a continuing interview.
AAA (SUN) 05/13 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Ben Hur & Euforia (Monterrey) b Panterita del Ring & Rey Imagen
2) Karis, Orus, Virtual X b Apolo Negro, Ares, the Mummy
3) Cinthia Moreno & Oriental b Monje Negro Jr. & Rossy Moreno
4) Crazy Boy & Psicosis II DQ Aventurero & Laredo Kid
5) Alan Stone, Antifaz, X-Pac b Charly Manson, Chessman, Octagon
CMLL LLA (SAT) 05/12 Arena Monterrey [RFC]
1) Electrico & Mini Fantasy b Mr. Aguilita & Pierrothito
2) Astro Boy, Maximo, Stuka Jr. b Arkangel, Loco Max, Virus
3) Mephisto, Misterioso II, Tarzan Boy b Alex Koslov, Lizmark Jr., Silver King
4) Atlantis, Averno, Ultimo Guerrero b Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero, Shocker
5) LA Park, Super Parka, Volador Jr. b Damian 666, Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila
Lots of subs on the show, with Mistico, Perro and Negro Casas all missing, and the announced women’s trios opener instead turning into a minis tag. Attendance was 7,500, lower than the last show.
Marco Corelone is interviewed in the Miamia Herald and comes off very well, like a man who has a plan. (thanks to mike informer)
(Milenio Mexico City) Blue Demon Jr. is opening a store, although he’s hyping it as a cultural gallery, complete with his own artwork.
(Cambio Sonora) A new local group called Liga Municipal de Lucha Libre is starting in Hermosillo.
Notiver has an interview with police officer who’s a part-time wrestler. He says he wrestled as Bronco in Veracruz, and is now under a different mask.
Some random lineups for this week:
CMLL (MON) 05/14 Arena Puebla [hugo999]
1) King Jaguar & Super Star vs La Mafia & Mr. Rafaga
2) Forajido, SWAT, the Tiger vs Fuerza Chicana, Toro Bill, Toro Bill Jr.
3) Centella de Oro, Leono, Tigre Rojo vs Loco Max, Misterioso II, Virus
4) La Mascara, Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Mephisto, Texano Jr.
5) Atlantis, Jushin Liger, Ultimo Guerrero vs Marco Corelone, Negro Casas, Ultimo Dragon
So Liger was staying till Monday but didn’t work Coliseo? (I think, haven’t seen those results.) I guess he just didn’t want to work a double shot on Sunday, which seems fair.
CMLL (TUE) 05/15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Virgo vs Milenio
2) Exterminador vs Fraile de la Muerte
3) Golden vs Imposter
4) Ebola vs Depredador
5) Metalik vs Infierno
6) Gallo, Magnum, Rayman vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico
7) Blue Panther & Vampiro vs Emilio Charles Jr. & Terrible
IWRG (THU) 05/17 Arena Naucalpan
1) Aguila Oriental vs Golem
2) Ave Fenix & Bacteria vs Macho II & Nemesis IWRG
3) Fabian el Gitano, Freelance, Turbo vs 911, AK47, Fierro
4) Dandy, Negro Navarro, Tony Rivera vs Enfermo Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Pierroth Jr.
5) Black Warrior, Dr. Cerebro, Stuka Jr., Suicida vs CIMA, Don Fuji, Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi [copa High Power 2007]
911, AK47, Fierro are the latest iteration of the Oficials. Not sure where CIMA is the rest of the week. Everyon needs a vacation.
indy (THU) 05/17 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacion [Siglo de Torreon, Milenio Torreon]
1) Mago I & Scriba Jr. vs Fuego & Insolito
2) Aspid & Ricky Estrada vs Camorra & Moro Jr.
3) Angel de Oro, Indomable, Sexy Piscis vs Guerrero Inca, Piloto Negro, Sexy Francis
4) Hijo de Santo & Solar vs Espanto V & Mano Negra
It occurs to me that this is exactly the sort of booking Blue Demon Jr. gets, and that’s the danger of Santo’s standoff.
indy (SAT) 05/19 Deportivo Moctezuma
1) Aguila Oriental vs Golem
2) Ninja de Fuego & Pegaso (indy) vs Comando Mega & Volcan Negro
3) Antaris, Hombra Arana, Kung Fu Jr. vs Kraneo, Rambo Jr., Vampiro Metalico
4) Avisman & Kid Tiger vs Bacteria & Celestial [ri, losers advance, mask, hair]
5) Alex Koslov & Marco Corelone vs Misterioso Jr. & Universo 2000
This might be an IWRG show? It looks like that sort of lineup, but IWRG’s site is still down so I dunno. Bacteria and Avisman are the two unmasked guys in this match, I believe.
IWRG (SUN) 05/20 Arena Naucalpan
1) Antaris & Ave Fenix vs Avisman & Vampiro Metalico
2) Coco Rojo, Coco Verde, Cocolores vs 911, AK47, Fierro [super libre]
3) Hijo de Anibla, Mascara Sagrada, Veneno vs Pierroth II, Pierroth Jr., Takeda
4) Villano III, Villano IV, Villano V vs ?, Hijo de Cien Caras, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.
AULL (SAT) 05/19 Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Tortugillio Ninja vs Pequeno Porro
2) Haku, Mr. Potros, Yakuza vs Angel de Fuego, Infierno, Kilvan
3) Epidemia & Robin Maravilla vs Dr. Karonte & Psicopata [AULL TAG]
4) Sepulturero I vs Hermano Sepulturero [name]
5) King Star Tiger, Mano Negra Jr., Terry 2000 vs America Salvaje, Rey Krimen, Sadico
6) Heavy Metal, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Gladiador vs Hirooki Goto, Ohara, Okumura
7) ?, Dos Caras Jr., Vampiro vs ??, Hijo de Cien Caras, Mano Negra
This is a big anniversary show for the building. First show Vampiro’s been in out of Guadalajara since starting back up.
CMLL (FRI) 04/27 Arena Mexico [ova, ESTO, Super Luchas]
1) Brillante, Stuka Jr., Valiente b Artillero, Polvora, Super Comando
2) Marcela & Princesa Sujei b Diana la Cazadora and India Sioux and Sahori and Luna Magica and Princesa Blanca and Atenea and Amapola and La Nazi and Rosa Negra and Medussa and Diosa Maya and Seductora [sf, ciber, final 2 advance, MEX WOMEN]
3) Damian 666, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible b Dr. Wagner Jr., Mistico, Sagrado
4) Ultimo Guerrero b Shocker
Ultimo snuck in a foul. His evil monkey was there, which means it was someone other than Tzuki this time. Super Luchas says it was a slightly different costume this time. CMLL is looking for a better name for Ultimito de la Atlantida, which is fine by me.
Perro pinned Mistico clean again, and they pushed voting for him on his reality show. Others from the show were there to root him on.
Order of elimination for the women’s match (all via Super Luchas)
1) Diosa Maya (by Luna Magica)
2) Atenea (La Seductora)
3) La Seductora (India Sioux)
4) Luna Magica (Medusa)
5/6) La Nazi & Princesa Blanca (usual double pin)
7) Medusa (Diana)
8) India Sioux (Amapola)
9) Rosa Negra (Marcela)
10) Sahori (Sujei)
11) Diana (Amapola)
12) Amapola (Marcela)
India was bleeding during the match. Total match time is 24:27. That’s long.
Stuka filled in for Danger. Brillante gets a good review by ESTO.
CMLL (TUE) 05/01 Arena Coliseo
1) Espiritu Maligno & Karissma vs Vaquero & Zayco
2) Bracito de Oro & Electrico vs Fire & Sombrita
3) Brillante, Leono, Starman vs Goto, Ohara, Okumura
4) Maximo, Metro II, Ogun vs Ephesto, Texano Jr., Virus
5) Blue Panther, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero
6) Alex Koslov vs Atlantis [NWA LH]
Virus and Texano are wasting no time moving to the rudo side.
CMLL (FRI) 05/04 Arena Mexico
1) Astro Boy & Stuka Jr. vs Artillero & Super Comando
2) Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico vs La Mascara, Mictlan, Virus
3) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto vs Heavy Metal, Sagrado, Ultimo Dragon
4) Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Ultimo Guerrero
5) Marcela vs Princesa Sujei [MEX WOMEN]
6) Dr. Wagner Jr., Mistico, Negro Casas vs Hector Garza, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Mr. Aguila
Looks like we got a Trios title match coming up.
CMLL (SUN) 05/06 Arena Coliseo
1) Bracito de Oro & Tzuki vs Mini Halloween & Mr. Aguilita
2) Dark Angel, India Sioux, Sahori vs Hiroka, Princesa Sujei, Rosa Negra
3) Felino, Mictlan, Tony Rivera vs Euforia, Nosferatu, Satanico
4) Alex Koslov, Maximo, Ultimo Dragon vs Mephisto, Misterioso II, Virus
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas, Shocker vs Atlantis, Olimpico, Tarzan Boy
If Virus as a rudo means he’s working semimains, I’m all for it.
TORYUMON GYM (SUN) 05/13 Arena Mexico
1) Bryan Lee & Toshiya Matsuzaki vs Arkangel de la Muerte & Daisuke Hanaoka
2) Hiroka & Mima Shimoda vs India Sioux & Marcela
3) Dr. Karonte Sr. & Negro Navarro vs Amigo Suzuki & Hijo del Fantasma and Bino Gambino & Joe Potter
4) Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Platino, Passion Hasegawa vs Casanova Italiano, Hiromi Horiguchi, Okumura
5) Hajime Ohara vs La Mascara [NWA WELTER]
6) Hirooki Goto & Jushin Lyger vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Negro Casas
7) Kazuchika Okada, Mil Mascaras, Mistico, Ultimo Dragon vs Minoru Suzuki, SUWA, Ultimo Guerrero, Yoshihiro Takayma
As always, the first comment I make upon seeing a Toryumon Mexico card is “…the HECK?” That is one strange main event. I don’t even know where to begin.
The semimain tag should be interesting. This ought to mean he (and maybe Takayama) is working Friday and Sunday as well. Remember about 4 years ago when we were promised Lyger was coming to Mexico soon? Time moves slower in Mexico!
I guess the Fantasmas lost the coin toss to get the title shot this time.
Should I know who Casanova Italiano is? Milano Collection AT, perhaps? What’s the deal with faux-Italians in the greater Toryumon universo, anyway?
The third team in the third match are the UWA Canada guys, I do believe.
What happened to Onita? Not that I care.
CMLL GdR #75 has
04/20 Mexico: Euforia, Nosfearatu, Satanico b Leono, Valiente, Virus
04/22 Coliseo: Lizmark Jr., Mistico, Rey Bucanero b Atlantis, Black Warrior, Eclipse