Edit: Out of control bold monster tamed, link actually links
I was going to work on something to post today during lunch, but I left it on my home computer. Drat.
The big news: Tonight is another turning point in the Dr. Wagner Jr./Canek feud, as the back and forth trios rivalary of the last few weeks has resulted in a title match: Universo 2K, Black Tiger, Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Canek, Rayo De Jalisco and Black Warrior.
The secondary story, which the website pushes hard, is Warrior being responible for the current champs to have the belts; after some dives gone bad, he turned on Niebla (in something that didn’t go anywhere), costing them and Atlantis the belts to the current champions. The website wonders if it could happen again and given that Warrior’s flipped sides numerous times in the past 3 years, it’s a fair question.
It’s hard for me to guess who’s going to win; beltwise, you could easily expect either side not to defend them for another six months, so there’s no indication there. If it were me, I’d have Wagner and company keep the titles, just to keep Wagner strong for now until you do the next singles match with Canek. But I could see them doing the cahnge so Wagner ends up with Canek’s title and Canek ends up with Wanger’s title. So I dunno. (Put me down for the rudos if you must.)
Digression: Since Canek’s come in and feuding with Wagner, I’ve been thinking mask match, with Canek getting Wagner’s mask. Over on tOA, tomk thinks mask match with Wagner getting Canek’s mask.
I *think* (because sometimes, after you decide your opinon, you’re totally clueless onto how you actually got there) I’m basing my finish on a crypitc message Black Metal made @ LuchaWorld and Bob Barnett’s comments about Wagner (and Tiger) having been wise with their money and don’t need to stick around if they don’t want to. No actually does that, you know? but it feels like it’s more likely than Canek doing the same.
Logically, the other way makes sense: older guy should lose his mask to somewhat less old guy. But these things are rarely based on logic.
So am I missing a tidbit here or just over thinking things as usual? Or maybe just being different?
Digression #2: I’d just take this question there (tOA), but it’s HOF season and you’re in danger of losing a limb if you get near one of those threads. I need to add the Blue Panther Gordy List to the sidebar, though. And hope Jose does one for other guys.
The fun thing about reading those discussion at tOA (and surely at other places if I bothered to) is that I learn quite a bit. The bad thing is it spurs 40 posts on the New Post board, and it’s annoying difficult to find any one particular post (about Blue Panther, let’s say.)
Digression #3: It’s amusing to read a line Jose’s evaluation of Panther mentioning no significant (two man) tag match runs, considering what he just won two weeks ago.
I’m so sure he was petitioning Casas and management to let him and Atlantis get a tag run to help their HOF shots. (It’s McGriff and 500 of lucha! Except not so sad.)
Aguayo turned? not turned?: I’m having trouble following this. First, Garza shows up and Aguayo joins him. This week, the recap make it sounds like Aguayo is having second thoughts, though he may want to be friends with Tarzan Boy and doesn’t like. And now he’s teaming with Casas against Tarzan and Hector? I’m so confused. I hope this sorts itself out soon.
The rest of the card looks like this:
– LA Park, Shocker, Brazo de Oro vs Pierroth, Okumura, Rey Buccanero
– Mistico, Volador Jr., Misterioso Jr. vs Sangre Azteca, Violencia, Arkangle
– Sombra de Plata, Zetta vs Super Comando, Koreano
Leyenda De Plata ’04: After not doing it last year (and doing the Blue Demon one), CMLL’s bought back the Leyenda De Plata championship/cibernetico. (It surely is a wacky concidence that Santo will be around for this one and wasn’t last year.) The reigining ’02 (fixed) is Felino, who won in a match which could be charitable described as “godawful”. Let’s hope for better things this year.
Entered in so far are
Atlantis, Emilio Charles, Tarzan Boy, Averno, Mephisto, Super Crazy, Virus, Volador Jr., Misterioso Jr. and Mistico. That leaves 6 spots to go. The Cibernetico will be next week, with the final two moving onto the semi final on 7/23, and the winner of that facing Felino on 7/30.
Elsewhere: Arena Coliseo’s Tuesday show saw a tecnico trio of Atlantis, Blue Panther and Satanico lose to Pierroth, Averno and Mephisto with much mask ripping, leading to a rematch next Tuesday. It’d be enjoyable if that led to a CMLL Tag title match, with Satanico as a trouble causing cornerperson.
Coliseo’s Sunday show sees Atlantis, Rayo and Shocker teaming up to face Universo, Mascara Ano 2000 and Emilio Charles. The same day in Guadalajara, Negro and the Mexican Trios Champions (Felino, Volador and Safari) face Fuerza, Averno, Mephisto and Bestia Salvaje. Also the same day, Niebla, Black Warrior (see how well that turn worked out) and partner TBA face Wagner, Pierroth and Black Tiger at Arena Solidarida in Monterrey.
Box Y Lucha lists a Monday Arena Puebla show as headlining with Perro Jr., Atlantis, Porky, Negro, Volador and TBA vs Shocker, Terrible, Tarzan Boy, Rey, Averno, and Violencia. Either that’s a wild 12 man tag or someone mucked two trios matches. Least they could do is flip Perro and Shocker so it’d make a little sense.
TV: Does anyone know if the Atlantis/Panther vs GdI match made air? I can’t find any tape listings that have been updated for that show.
Lucha Times was updated sometime earlier this week, but I don’t even rememember when. I hope to get to some TV this weekend but eh.