03/06 news: two days of Coliseo results, lineups

Toryumon Mexico (SAT) 03/04 Arena Coliseo Results [dgua]
1) Chris Hero b Claudio Castignoli
2) Banana Senga, Passion Hasegawa b Daisuke Hanaoka, Toshiya Matsuzaki
3) Fujita Hayato vs Kanjyouro Matsuyama and Jorge Rivera
4) Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr. b Arkángel, Okumura [Copa Yamaha Internacional, SF]
5) Chuck Palumbo, Johnny Stamboli b Hiromi Horiguchi, Kazuchika Okada [Copa Yamaha Internacional, SF]
6) Amigo Suzuki, Negro Navarro, Ohara b La Máscara, Milanito Collection AT, Shinjitsu Nohashi
7) Mistico, Silver King, Último Dragón DQ Atlantis, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero
Warrior ripped someone’s mask. Silver King filled in for Dr. Wagner.
8) Chuck Palumbo, Johnny Stamboli b Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr. [Copa Yamaha Internacional, Final]

Hey look: mook!

CMLL (SUN) 03/05 Arena Coliseo Results [ova]
1) Espiritu Maligno, Karisma b Rayo Tapatío II, Zetta
2) Sensei, Stuka Jr., Trueno b Artillero, Flecha, Super Comando
3) Dr. X, Nitro, Sangre Azteca b Rey Tigre, Sicodélico Jr., Tigre Metálico
4) Felino, Heavy Metal, Negro Casas b Olímpico, Rey Bucanero, Mascara Ano 2000
Mascara, who’s working despite his injury, filled in for Tarzan Boy.
5) Black Warrior, Dr. Wagner Jr., Último Dragón DQ Chuck Palumbo, Johnny Stamboli, Pierroth
Palumbo piledrived Ultimo in the third fall. Yes, this feud indeed must go on!

Palumbo and Stamboli were only in for the weekend, but the way they were used, I kinda figure they’ll be back next time they run a Toryumon Mexico show.

NASCAR’s Busch race in Mexico City this past weekend was disdainfully refered to as lucha libre on wheels, for some rudo driving tactics, by a writer from NOTIMEX (Mexico AP, so it shows up all over.)

Lineup higlights:
– AAA has Rey de Reyes on 03/10. The main event – with guest appearances by TNA’s Samoa Joe and Ron Killings (who teams with Konnan which goes counter to their TNA stuff but whatever) is a four way trios match and I guess whoever ends up with the winning pinfall wins the crown, not that it matters much. Haven’t heard who the traitor was from the last taping yet, but note the Box Y Lucha version of the card has Electro Shock on the rudo side AND Zorro taking Alan Stone’s place versus Intocable. (I should’ve watched Accion! duh.)
– In intersting singles matchees, Suicida faces Cerebro Negro on Thursday’s IWRG card, and Dos Caras Jr. and Ultimo Guerrero rematch from last year’s series, this time in Guadalajara.
– Looks like we’ll get Wagner/Mistico vs Perro/Garza on GdR in two weeks
– CHRIS HERO VS BATMAN! The World’s Finest Segunda On This Week’s Tuesday Pachuca Show. Dr. Wagner’s partner on that show is actually listed as “Hermano de Dr. Wagner”, and I’ll just assume it’s not one we haven’t seen in the ring before. THAT’d be news.

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03/05: TV Notes

In case you’re wondering how the upcoming cards reflect Black Warrior’s rudo team much quicker than these things usually happen, Juan Manuel Mar explained the situation to Ovaciones. As soon the show ended, CMLL talked to Warrior, who confirmed he wanted to be a rudo with the goal of joining GdA (good luck on that), and so they immediatly changed upcoming cards.

Ovaciones has another article of previews, but those shows are over by now!

Saturday’s GALA was a bit odd – it was the scheduled episode, but instead of airing the opening women’s trios, they aired the main event twice. Doesn’t make any sense to me.

GdR had:
02/26 Arena Coliseo: Dr. X, Nitro, Sangre Azteca b Brazo de Oro Trueno, Metro, Rey Tigre
02/26 Arena Coliseo: Blue Panther, Mistico, Último Dragón b Atlantis, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000
Outside the ring: Olimpico
and a series of skits featuring Monito, Mistico and Magadan.

03/04 news: Arena Mexico results

CMLL (FRI) 03/03 Arena Mexico Results [ova]
1) Bam Bam, Shockercito vs Fire, Sombrita
2) Máximo, Pantera, Texano Jr. vs Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro
3) Atlantis, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 DQ Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza
4) Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr., Último Dragón DQ Chuck Palumbo, Johnny Stamboli, Último Guerrero
5) Averno, Mephisto b Black Warrior, Mistico [CMLL TAG]

Warrior tore Mistico’s mask to shred post matches and had to be dragged away by security.

In the big buildup to the hair match in two weeks, next week’s Arena Mexico sees Perro in the main event – and Universo in third math. Huh. They do move Warrior over to the rudo side quickly in a reshuffling of the tag chase – he teams with Averno & Mephisto versus Mistico, Negro and Metal.

Black Warrior turns on Mistico

This makes tommorow’s Toryumon show a little less odd.

Prelim reports say Mistico accidently got Black Warrior on a dive, champs pinned Warrior, Mistico managed to beat Averno (imagine that!), but Warrior kicked Mistico, helping Mephisto beat him and retain the titles.

Sounds like the FBI in Arena Mexico was quite exactly like you’d picture the FBI in Arena Mexico.

03/03 News: Arena Mexico preview

CMLL (FRI) 03/03 Arena Mexico Lineup

1) Bam Bam, Shockercito vs Fire, Sombrita

2) Máximo, Pantera, Texano Jr. vs Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro

3) Atlantis, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000 vs Damián 666, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Héctor Garza

4) Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr., Último Dragón vs Chuck Palumbo, Johnny Stamboli, Último Guerrero

5) Black Warrior, Mistico vs Averno, Mephisto [CMLL TAG]

I expect no title change and strong tease of a turn, to be dragged for a while.

CMLL did hold the press confrence for Perro vs Univeros yesterday, and I assume it’ll air on Televisa this week. Perro said Universo was a great professional, but he’ll get revenge for his father. Universo was happy to see Perro fired up, and said the public would see Perro shaved. Perro said he’d win in two falls. Universo said he could win in one fall, because he’d just send Perro to the hospital. If they went two, Perro might have to retire. Tickets go on sale 03/13 (next Monday – so really not in advance.)

Octagon met with the press in Merida, Yucatan today, to hype an AAA/AROJNA show there this Sunday and assure the people that the AAA wrestlers would be much better behaved towards the public and the officials than LA Park was before he got suspended. (Apparently, Park wasn’t just swearing, he was swearing at the Box Y Lucha commissioner. Oops.)

Arena Coliseo Monterrey has a website: http://www.arenacoliseo.com/home/

indy (SAT) 03/04 Cabercera Municipal Lineup [box y lucha]
1) Caudillo, Ave Nocturna, Osiris vs As de Oros, Huizar, Venom
2) Justiciero Jr., Yakuza, Kid Tiger vs Black Jaguar, Black Spider, Storm
3) Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito vs Pierrothito & Bracito de Oro
4) Maximo, Tony Rivera, Rey De Corazones vs Magnifico, Negro Navarro, Black Terry
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Sr., Justiciero vs Ultimo Guerrero, Tarzan Boy, Rey Bucanero

This is actually sorta a political rally, because tickets are free and it’s being sponsored by the campaign to elect David Sanchez for Municipal President of Coacalco.

In Mexico City on Saturday, at the Galeria Jose Maria Velasco, they’ll be a exhibition of lucha libre masks, photographs, movies, comic book and other sorts of things.

03/26 Congress prelim lineup

I’ve neglected to mention this all week, but Torgaman has results from the 02/24 Congress [Chicago] show w/Mil Mascaras. He notes the next Congress show is scheduled for 03/26 (SUN) with Blue Demon Jr. & Lizmark Sr. vs Satanico and El Cobarde.

03/02 Lucha Wiki notes

Besides the upgrade mentioned earlier this week, there’s been some other slight changes

– I figured out how to change around the navigation bar. Gone are the Community Portal pages we hadn’t been using, in come the main categories for the bios and the moves (by far the two biggest categories.) I don’t want to make the list too long, but if there’s another page that should be included on the nav bar, think about it and let me know.

– all the categories now list the first 500 entries, so the Mexican Bios aren’t split up on two pages now and such. There’s no way in the system to make that sort of change, so I just looked thru the code till I found a way to change the system. I’ll have to remember to redo this next time we upgrade.

– there was a short period where no one could upload files, and that’s fixed. Anonymous editing was on for a while, but I’ve turned that back off.

I’ve been working thru to add more championship information the last week or so; they’re among the most wanted pages. I believe I have all the current CMLL championships listed now, with the exception of the Light Weight title (which may just be a NJPW-LA belt now and I’m not totally sure who has it.) If you’ve got a moment, take a look at one of those championship pages and let me know if they’re too busy or if the in-line defenses make it hard to follow.

Otherwise, if you’ve there are things in the wiki that interest you, go ahead and add or edit them. And if you happen to be a luchador yourself, maybe you can your own bio.

03/02 news: Dos Legends Lineup, results, notes

CMLL (FRI) 03/17 Arena Mexico Lineup [ova]
1) Stuka Jr., Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metalico vs Loco Max, Nitro, Dr. X
2) Dark Angel, India Sioux, Marcela vs Amapola, Hiroka, Prinesea Sujei
3) Dos Caras Jr., Ultimo Dragon, Hijo de Lizmark vs Mr. Aguila, Terrible, Damian 666
4) LA Park, Dr. Wagner, Blue Panther vs Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Atlantis
5) Mistico, Negro Casas, Heavy Metal vs Olimpico, Averno, Mephisto
6) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Universo 2000 [hair]

They’re doing the contract signing today in Arena Mexico.

CMLL (TUE) 02/28 Arena Queretaro Results [latin deadman]
1) Sarna b Caballero Aguila
2) Ozuno, Ursus b Neurosis, Startroom
3) Fantasy, Último Dragoncito b Mini Damian 666, Mini Halloween
4) Máximo, Sagrado b Arkangel de la Muerte, Misterioso II
5) Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Terrible b Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Mistico
Bloody match – Mistico got two masks ripped up. Mistico had La Mistica on Aguila but the ref was distracted. Aguila escaped, low blowed him. Mistico and Aguila agreed to a singles match in two weeks.

CMLL (THU) 03/02 Arena Neza Lineup
4) Astro Boy, Explosivo, Mr. Incredible vs Vaquero, Flecha, Polvora
5) Felino, Negro Casas, Volador Jr vs Olimpico, Rey Bucanero, Tarzan Boy

The Assassins of Hell, Averno & Mephisto, retained the tag belts over La Mascara & Volador Jr. yesterday in Arena Aficion.

You can’t buy tickets to Saturady’s Toryumon show – they’re not selling them to the public. I believe this was the same deal last year for the Arena Mexico show, and you had to get them by contacting Super Luchas and other magazines.

Diana La Cazadora is recovered from her accident and is scheduled to return to Arena Mexico 03/24 and 03/31. (el martinete)

Recall how Latin Lover was in Mexico’s version of Dancing With The Stars? If you scroll far down this article, you’ll find out that Savio Vega is currently in Puerto Rico’s version.

The crazy lady wrestler serial killer was in court yesterday. I think they were trying to figure out if she was too crazy to go to jail.

CMLL #206

02/25, taped 08/26

Took me a little bit longer than I figured. The main trios was pretty fun.

You know, they made the decision to change anniversary main events prior to this week, but if they were even still considering it, Wagner’s price would’ve doubled during the course of the show. He was crazy insane over, and it’s be crazy insane for him to lose his mask to anyone, much less Atlantis at this point.

Edit: Been thinking about it a bit, and I may have underrated the match a point or two. If I was trying to pick one recent match to sell someone on the Lucha Libre style of wrestling, this would be ahead of Mistico/Atlantis no doubt. It’s not the most important match and it doesn’t cover everything, but I think it’s a perfect represenation of whatever era of lucha libre we’re current in.