a special four promotion update.
CMLL (FRI) Arena Mexico 04/22 Results
1) Bracito de Oro/Shockercito b Pierrothito/Fire
2) Sangre/Mexico/Dr. X b La Mascara/Volador Jr./Misterioso II
Dr. X pulled Mascara’s mask and got the pin.
3) Dr. Wagner Jr./Dos Caras Jr./Lizmark Sr. b Canek/Pierroth/Black Tiger
Que Monito came out with the tecnicos here.
4) Hector Garza/Hijo del Perro Aguayo/Terrible b Universo 2000/Mascara Magica/Rey Bucanero
As expected, Garza and Terrible are new members of Perro’s faction.
5) Blue Demon Jr./Damian 666/Halloween b Negro Casas, Heavy Metal, Felino
Halloween gave Negro a low blow and pinned him.
Today, there’s scattered CMLL events around the country, including
Oaxaca: Negro Casas, Vuelo Espacial, Mayuca vs Ultimo Guerrero/Zorro/Poblano
Puebla: Blue Panther/Atlantis/Mistico vs Universo/Mephisto/Averno
Matamoros: Dr. Wagner, Dos Caras Jr. and Black Warrior
CMLL (TUE) Arena Coliseo 04/26 Lineup
1) Valiente/Meteorix/Molotv vs Artillero/Caligula/Mesala
Nicely themed rudo trio.
2) Maximo/Krator/Sensei vs Guero Loco/Loco Max/Ramstein
3) Ricky Marvin/Safari/Alan Stone vs Nitro/Veneno/Hooligan
Marvin’s back in between NOAH tours, and still can’t get out of the tercera.
4) Lizmark/Black Warrior/Satanico vs Universo2K/Ultimo Guerrero/Rey Bucanero
5) Mistico vs Mephisto
CMLL (FRI) Arena Mexico 04/29 Lineup
1) Bam Bam/Shockercito/Bracito de Oro vs Mini Violencia/Sombrita/Fire
2) La Mascara/Stuka Jr./Chamaco Valaguez vs Dr. X/Arkangel/Koreano
3) Dos Caras Jr./Ultimo Dragon/Atlantis vs Ultimo Guerrero/Rey Bucanero/Tarzan Boy
He’s back around again, at least until the 05/14 Coliseo show.
4) Mistico/Negro Casas/Universo 2000 vs Hijo del Perro Aguayo/Hector Garza/Damian 666
5) Heavy Metal vs Halloween
Welcome back to CMLL, Heavy Metal! Please be the fall guy for your brother’s hair match. Thanks! Over the weekend, I though Ovaciones initially reported this as Halloween vs Negro hair/hair, and if it’s really FdT’s last match for this run as they’re hyping you’d think they would’ve done it. I’d expect for them to be sticking around or coming back really soon.
In the Ovaciones article I read, they noted this would be the 49th anniversary of the building, though there’s no mention of it on CMLL.com. I expect they’re now saving that celebration for the blow off show they’re moving towards.
CMLL (SUN) Arena Coliseo 05/01 Lineup
1) Los Rayos Tapatios I & II vs Polvora & Vaquero
2) Chris Stone/StarMAN/Brazo de Plata Jr. vs Mogur/Reyes Veloz/Guerrero del Futuro
3) Ricky Marvin/Ringo Mendoza/Fabian el Gitano vs Sangre Azteca/Hooligan/Loco Max
Yes, Ricky is back from NOAH, he can’t get past a tercera, he can’t get on an Arena Mexico show, and he’s teaming with Ringo Mendoza.
4) Emilio Charles Jr./Averno/Mephisto vs Pierroth/Hijo de Pierroth/Pierroth Jr.
Wait – huh? Why is this match happening? So lazy.
5) Atlantis/Lizmark/Brazo de Plata vs Canek/Damian 666/Halloween
AAA: Shocker is on the poster for Triplemania XIII (05/15), which is the first notice to most that he’s jumped. (What an anti-climatic way to do it.) Ovaciones doesn’t mention the main event match, but I believe the Observer has it as Shocker/Vampiro/Latin Lover vs Konnan/Cibernetico/???.
Meltzer’s pointed out a few times that this date is the same as TNA’s next PPV, and since AAA’s the one who paid him big money to jump, he’s probably not going to be in Orlando. Also on the card, Tinieblas Jr. will meet Tinieblas Sr in a trios match, and Nicho and Psychosis battle (in a cage? not sure) for the right to that name. (Hint: This is probably Nicho’s last night in.)
AAA going after Black Tiger/Silver King, but Tiger’s asking for $10,000 signing bonus, which neither Vampiro or shocker got. To compare, La Parka was getting $500 per match, and Gronda was getting a $1000 per match.
Observer apparently ran a bit last week about Konnan bringing in UPW guys as evil/ugly Americans.
Oriental and Abismo Negro won’t be on the card; they’re headed to Japan for a NOAH tour starting on 05/13 and lasting 12 shows.
Oddness: There’s a Ovaciones bit mentioning Nicho and Juvi heading to WWE, and mentioning past WWE stars “Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Ultimate Warrior, Pegasus Kid and others.” Did Warrior ever work Mexico?
ENSEMA (SAT) 04/30 la Sala de Aramas de Ciudad Deportiva lineup
– press confrence was pre-empted by the PRD party, who stole the room from them! Ovaciones complains heavily.
1) Manos de Seda, Spider, Principe de la Noch vs Azrael, Blade, Sangre Blanca
2) Turbo, Manos de Seda, Metal Boy vs Thunder Black, BLack Jaguar, King Black
3) Aquilies, Super Electra, Ultimo Gladiador vs Killer Steel, Blade, El Reo
There’s a Chicago lucha guy named El Reo who’s on ever single card. Even though he’s not great, it would be great if this is him.
4) Axel, Vangelis, Fantastick vs Fuerza Guerrera, Sangre Blanca, Pentagon Black
5) Super Parka, Lizmark Jr., ???? vs Azreal, Enfermero Jr, El Brocas
Who’s he mystery guy? [breaking news music plays]
Gronda Update: The guy who used to be in the costume is headed to ENESMA, obviously with a new gimmick and obviously in that slot. And AAA already has a new guy and a new costume; he’s on the card for a 04/27 show.
IWRG: CIMA is coming in on 06/15. In a parajes incredible match with the losers facing each other with hair or title on the line, Avisman won the IWRG welterweight championship.
Super Lucha’s Cover
There’s a thread on Box Y Lucha’ forum saying Mr. Aguilla/Essa Rios has signed with the WWE, according to Luchas 2000. They don’t have a new edition up on their website, so I dunno. I tend not to believe it without seeing it.