01/30 News: Sunday results, Box Y Lucha notes, lineups

CMLL (SUN) 01/29 Arena Coliseo Results [ova]
1) Mini Violencia, Sombrita b Fantasy, Shockercito
2) Danger, Sensei, Stuka Jr. b Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Ramstein
3) el Hijo del Pierroth, Loco Max, Nitro b Starman, Tony Rivera, Virus
4) Averno, Hombre Sin Nombre, Misterioso II b Brazo de Plata, Lizmark Sr., Satánico
5) Dos Caras Jr., Lizmark Jr., Mr. Niebla b Atlantis, Tarzan Boy, Universo 2000

Both Shockercito and Lizmark Jr. were stretchered out. Lizmark Jr. hurt his elbow badly enough that they’re going to be x-raying for damage in the next couple of days.

They had a visitor or two:

Super Lucha #146 focuses on Black Cat, and the murder who was once a luchadora. Their monthly Grafico edition has WWE in Mexico pictures.

IWRG (SUN) 01/29 Arena Naucalpan Results [ova]
1) Kid Tiger, Panterita b Carta Brava, Super Colt
2) Kung Fu Jr., Marco Rivera, Star Boy b Kaleth, Némesis, Pirata Morgan Jr.
3) Carta Brava Jr., Fantasma de la Ópera, Nitro b Stuka Jr., Suicida, Virus
4) Cerebro Negro, Scorpio Jr., Veneno b Lizmark Sr., Matrix, Mr. Niebla
5) Canek b Head Hunter I

Card got changed sometime during the week to the singles main event. It was a bloody match with Corporation interference, but Canek managed to get a hold of a chair and use it to bring himself to victory.

CMLL (SUN) 01/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara Results [cmll]
1) Flama b Ray Romero
2) Metro (Guadalajara) b Fraile de la Muerte
3) Makabre b Depredador
4) Cesar Dantes, Malefico b Neutrón, Nube Roja
5) Máximo, Sagrado, Texano Jr. b Danger, Infierno, Magnum [MEX TRIOS]
6) Mephisto, Olímpico, Pierroth b Felino, Negro Casas, Rayman

I think I got that 4th match right, but I’m not sure. Regardless, Cesar wanted a shot at Neutron’s title, but Neutron would only give it Nube Roja gets a shot at Malefico’s hair, so that’s what we’ll have next week.

NGX (SAT) 01/28 Legends of the Deathmatch Results
1) La Nazi & Poly Star b Dark Angel & Simply Luscious and Marcela & India Sioux
2) Vertigo b Shenky
3) Lord Byron b Scam 13
4) Nightamre b Dralion
5) Crazy Boy & Kaientai b Mr. Aguila & Joe Lider
6) Damian 666 b Supreme and Sandman

Crazy Boy is headed to Japan for Zero One from 02/07 and 04/03.

According to Figure 4: Super Porky and “4 other Mexicans” have been signed to WWE. Bryan didn’t know who they were either, so I’m sure they’re very high on them. I’m guessing it’s minis, because Pierrothito was talking about hearing about his contract status around now, but we’ll know shortly.

Dr. Keith got interviews with Rey Bucanero and Mistico last night at the Congress show; I’ll post links when they’re up.

Mascara Sagrada has an angry interview about someone selling lesser-quality versions of his mask on the internet (with the implication being he’s upset abotu the qualitity and not that he’s not getting a cut of the sale, which can’t be right). The difference between this and every other story of this kind is he’s accusing fellow wrestler Kung Fu Jr. of doing the pirating.

Box Y Lucha #2751 is up (they didn’t put up the Texano issue)
Cover gives the most space to Perro vs Atlantis
Poster is a classic shot of Texano.
– Articles about the many recently deceased: Kuroneko, indy wrestler Perla Rey, indy wrestler Oso Grizzly and wrestler and referee Pepe Trolebus.
– Atlantis and Perro debate who’s going to be champion on Friday. It’s a usual “Youth” vs “Experience” debate
– Bio of Rito Romero
– Rambo tells another tale of his life in wrestling
– Sagrado tells the tale of how he couldn’t decide between a life in the preisthood and a life in wrestling, until he talked to Fray Tormenta and started on the path to CMLL.
– Casandro talks about his/her feud with Pimpinela, working in the US (even mentioning Chicago’s OMLL!), and why he/she’s too elegent to be in AAA, so he/she had to join LLL.

Box Y Lucha doesn’t seem to have new listings for this week, so the lineups are shorter than usual. Oh well.

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01/29 Congress Theatre: Dr. Wagner, LA Park, Mistico, Rey Bucanero

Results:
3) Coco Negro, Coco Verde, Guerrerito del Futuro b Lupillo, Rayo Lazer, SWAT Kat vs
4) Atomo, Piloto Suicida b Aguila de America, Shamu Jr.
(I think – can’t remember.)
5) LA Park, Mistico DQ Dr. Wagner Jr., Rey Bucanero
(same finish as last night)

Full house. More details later today if I have time; I’m sure they’ll be plenty of posts on the ChiPro Wrestling board.

2005 Tapatia Discussion: Award Winners Elsewhere

Schedule of Discussion:
Monday: Best Wrestler
Tuesday: Best Promotion, Best Rivalary
Wednesday: Best Tecnico, Best Rudo
Thursday: Best Legend, Best Female, Most Improved, Most Underutilized
Friday: Best Match, Best Singles Match, Best Non-Singles match
Much Later: Lucha Awards Elsewhere

Didn’t get a chance to do this previously.

Information taken from Doctor Lao’s Intern (WON), RSPW.org and a list of magazine awards passed to me by a third party but I believe typed up by Steve Sims. For the WON and RSPW awards, I’m listing their highest eligible winner as the lucha pick of the year.

It should go without saying, but every voting group has it’s own biases and problems. And for a lot of the RSPW awards (which run from 12/04 to 11/05), they appear to just be what I voted for, because of the lack of other people who watched lucha voting.

1) Best Wrestler
WON WOTY: Perro Aguayo Jr. (3rd overall)
WON MOW: Perro Aguayo Jr. (7th)

Box Y Lucha: Mistico

Guerreros del Ring Mag Most Popular: Dr. Wagner Jr. (CMLL) and Intocable (AAA)
Guerreros del Ring Mag Biggest Ticket Sellers: Mistico (CMLL) and La Parka (AAA)

Super Luchas: Mistico

RSPW: Perro Aguayo Jr. (14)

2) Best Match
WON: 02/05 Mistico vs Ultimo Guerrero: (8th)

Guerreros del Ring Most Dramatic Match
CMLL: 12/16 Averno & Mephisto vs Santo & Casas
AAA: 12/09 Shocker & Abismo Negro vs Electroshock & Konnan

Super Luchas
CMLL: 10/28 El Hijo del Santo vs Negro Casas

RSPW: 05/13/05 Perro Aguayo Jr. v. Mistico (23rd)

5) Best Tecnico
Guerrero del Ring Mag: Mistico (CMLL) and Latin Lover (AAA)

Super Luchas:
CMLL: Mistico (1st), Dr. Wagner Jr., Dos Caras Jr., Blue Panther
AAA: Latin Lover (1st), Octagon, Zorro, Intocable
Indy: LA Park

RSPW: Mistico (11th)

6) Best Rudo
Guerreros del Ring Mag: Atlantis (CMLL) and Cibernetico (AAA)

Super Luchas:
CMLL: Universo 2000 (1st), el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Ultimo Guerrero, Atlantis
AAA: Cibernetico (1st), Abismo Negro, Chessman, Charly Manson
Indy: Joe Lider

RSPW: Perro Aguayo Jr. (13th)

7) Best Female
Guerrero del Ring Mag
Tecnicas: Marcela (CMLL) and Esterllita (AAA)
Rudas: Amapola (CMLL) and Tiffany (AAA)

Super Luchas:
CMLL: Marcela (1st), Dark Angel, La Nazi, Amapola
AAA: Tiffany, Martha Villalobos, La Diabolica, Esterllita
Indy: Lady Apache

8) Best Promotion
WON: CMLL (2)

RSPW: CMLL (6)

9) Best Rivalry
WON: Perros del Mal vs Los Capos (10)

Guerrero del Ring Mag: Perro Aguayo Jr. vs Universo 2000 (CMLL) and Octagon vs Fuerza Guerrera (AAA)

Super Luchas: Perro Aguayo Jr. vs Universo 2000 (CMLL) and Shocker vs everyone (AAA)

RSPW: Mistico vs Ultimo Guerrero (19)

10) Best Legend

Guerreros del Ring Mag: Satanico, Villano III, Sangre Chicana

11) Most Improved

RSPW: Mistico (15th)

12) Most Underutilized

RSPW: Rey Bucanero (17th)

01/29 news: MEX MW, CMLL Heavyweight contenders

Our long national nightmare is over, for tonight (or this afternoon), AAA will crown a new Mexican National Middleweight Champion. At least in theory, you can never be too sure with AAA. Finalists in the tournament (which I think may have actually been a real bracketed tournament, though I can’t seem to put the bracket together) are Zumbido and Histeria. Histeria does an interview today, explaining why he’s going to win. He also closes the door on the whole Psi-Histeria bit (which may have already been done on TV for all I know), explaining he gave the Psicosis gimmick control papers to Antonio Pena, for he is the true owner of the gimmick. (I hate AAA.)

AAA (SUN) 01/29 Plaza de Toros, Salamanca, Guanajuato
1) Billy Boy, Martha Villalobos, Mascarita Sagrada, May Flowers vs Gran Apache, Mini Abismo Negro, Polvo de Esterllas, Tiffany
2) Zumbido vs Psicosis [MEX MW, Final]
3) Electro Shock, Intocable, Zorro vs Charly Manson, Chessman, Espíritu
4) La Parka Jr., Mascara Sagrada Jr., Octagón vs El Brazo, Espectro Jr., Pirata Morgan
5) Vampiro vs Shocker vs Cibernetico [bull terrier]

In another article, Ovaciones randomly reveals the CMLL Heavyweight rankings
c) Universo 2000
1) Mr. Niebla
2) Dos Caras Jr.
3) Hector Garza

This sets up the trios match with Niebla, Dos and Lizmark against Universo, Tarzan and Atlantis tonight, and the already scheduled singles match between Niebla and Universo next Sunday. I’m hoping those don’t make GdR but they surely will.

The rest of Ovaciones is lineups for Arena Coliseo and IWRG on Sunday, and Arena Puebla on Monday. Full lineups tommorow.

01/28 La Parka and Dr. Wagner at Los Lamas

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OMLL (SAT) 01/28 Las Lomas, 454 Green Bay Road, Waukegan, IL Results
1) Dante DVD b Will Martel
2) Lupillo (?), Yellow Mask Guy b Aguila Tapatia (?), Mascara de Jade
3) Atomo, Rayo Laser, SWAT Kat DQ Coco Negro, Coco Verde, Guerrerito del Futuro
4) LA Park, Not Sure DQ Aguila de America (?), Dr. Wagner Jr.

Building was full. Show started before 5:30 and was done by 8:15, which was awesome. Match was quite fun.

Scattered Morning Notes:

Rey and Mistico are only working tonight’s show – Wagner and Parka teamed with two local (or maybe indy) guys who actually weren’t a big drop off from Electroshock and Tinieblas. Which may not be a surprise.

Finish of the Wagner/Park match was a Wagner low blow which the referee counted after he was intimidating into doing it by Wagner, only to signal for the DQ as soon as Wagner went to celebrate.

All matches were three falls.

SWAT Kat got busted open very early in his trios matches, and his mask was covered in blood by the end. He got in about one move during the match, and then got low blowed. Same overturned finish there.

Yellow Mask Guy kinda retired from his match after killing himself with too many flat back bumps on the hard lucha ring. His partner got hurt as well.

Crowd was at least 90% families.

01/28 news: Kuroneko, Arena Mexico results

Victor Manuel Mar, known as Black Cat and Kuroneko, passed away on 01/28 at 3am in Tokyo. He wrestled in AAA, as part of Gringos Loco, and in NJPW, where he later became a referee and company official. More information about him can be found at Puroresu Fan, Wrestling Observer, Black Cat’s official site, and the LuchaWiki. CMLL.com has posted a note wishing their condolences to his family.

Having spent his career in both Mexico and Japan, Black Cat also seemed to serve as a liaison between NJPW and CMLL in the last few years, as their cross promotion has gotten stronger. He was present, along with Chono, at the Leyenda de Azul tournament (where the World G1 concept was figured out), and often is visible accompanied NJPW wrestlers when they wrestled in CMLL rings. He’ll appear again in that role this March and April on Galavision, when the matches with Shinsuke Nakamura and Hiroshi Tanahashi debut on US television.

CMLL (FRI) 01/27 Arena Mexico Results
1) Kronos, Valiente b Calígula, Mesala
2) Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei DQ Dark Angel, India Sioux, Luna Magica
Amapola pulled her own mask off and threw it to Dark Angel. The ref only saw Dark Angel with the mask and called for the DQ. Dark Angel wants a singles match with her.
3) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Volador Jr. b Apolo Dantés, Hombre Sin Nombre, Misterioso II
CMLL.com pushes a second generation Volador/Misterioso rivalry here.
4) Heavy Metal, Mistico, Negro Casas b Averno, Mephisto, Olímpico
Mistico pinned Averno for the win.
5) Máscara Año 2000, Tarzan Boy, Universo 2000 b Damián 666, Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila
6) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo b Atlantis
Atlantis won fall one, could’ve won fall two but was too over confident, and Perro won fall three clean. Perro demanded a NWA LH title shot for next week, and it is indeed scheduled for next Friday.

CMLL on Galavision is airing the scheduled episode.

Guerreros del Ring has
01/20 Mexico: Dark Angel, India Sioux, Sahori b Amapola, Hiroka, La Nazi
01/22 Coliseo: Atlantis, Olímpico, Último Guerrero DQ Heavy Metal, Mistico, Negro Casas

This Weekend’s Chicago Lucha Shows

Of course, the big news at least as far as people in Chicago are concerned – are the local lucha shows this weekend. It’ll actually seems part of a bigger mini split tour by FMLL and ELLMEX and I’m sure all sorts of acronyms that don’t actually mean much.

There’s info about the California shows on the So Cal Uncensored board; Park and Wagner are working in the area on Friday and coming to Chicago on Saturday, Rey and Mistico are working in the area on Saturday and then everyone heads to Congress on Sunday.

If you didn’t see the comments down below, I’m working under the assumption that Meltzer is wrong about Rey going to Italy; he wouldn’t have been booked as a replacement for Averno if he knew he was going to Italy.

Saturday: LA Park & Aguila de America vs Dr. Wagner Jr.& Maleficio I main events at the Las Lomas Restaurant in Waukegan. (442 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085 – Google Map) Doors open at 5pm, tickets are $15. I’ve never been there, don’t know the answer, wondering about parking but guess I’ll figure it when I get there.

Sunday: LA Park & Mistico vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Rey Bucanero main events at Congress Theatre. (2135 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647 – google map). Doors open at 6pm, the show is supposed to start at 7pm – even though it shouldn’t be more than a 2:30 show, I’ve got zero chance of making a 10:20 train home, I’m thinking. You gotta get there early to park in the parking lot they direct you towards, and police do ticket the side streets (for concerts, at least.) Tickets are FREE for General Admission and $10 for ringside. I was able to show up very late last time and get a good ringside while I would’ve been stuck way in the back on General Admission, so I think the $10 is worth it.

Full cards are over there in the event lists, but the rest of the matches always are subject to change and I think people are going for the main events anyway.

I’m planning to go to both, but things may come up. I�ll write stuff if I do go.

It’s supposed to rain, and pretty significantly, Saturday night. It’s a good thing it’s not as cold as it should be, because snow would be piling up again. It’ll be nice on Sunday.

01/27 news: Arena Mexico Preview

VS

CMLL (FRI) 01/27 Arena Mexico Lineup
1) Kronos, Valiente vs Calígula, Mesala
2) Dark Angel, India Sioux, Luna Magica vs Amapola, Hiroka, Princesa Sujei
3) Black Warrior, Blue Panther, Volador Jr. vs Apolo Dantés, Hombre Sin Nombre, Misterioso II
4) Heavy Metal, Mistico, Negro Casas vs Averno, Mephisto, Olímpico
5) Máscara Año 2000, Tarzan Boy, Universo 2000 vs Damián 666, Héctor Garza, Mr. Águila
6) Atlantis vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo

Same back and forth in Ovaciones as earlier this week. I’m not sure where they’re going from here, if they’re going anywhere. Wonder if it’ll go 4 falls again?

CMLL (TUE) 01/24 Arena Aficion Results [ova]
1) Medic’s I, Medic’s III vs Despiado, Tigerman
2) India Sioux, Luna Magica DQ Amapola, La Nazi
3) Villano IV, Villano V b Brazo de Platino, Super Brazo
4) Atlantis, Último Guerrero b Blue Panther, Último Dragón

La Nazi shoved the ref, getting her team DQed. Sounds like usual Villanos/Brazos match. Rudos low blowed Blue Panther to get the win in the main event.

indy (SUN) 01/29 Arena Solidaridad Results
1) Eclipse vs Norteno and Norteno Jr and Aguila del Norte and Furia and Pegasso and Arkangel (Solidaridad) and Aguilera and Cubano and Chamaco Ortiz and Venganza [cage, hair, mask]
2) Simply Lucious vs Princesa Sujei and Poly Star [2006 Solidaridad Cup, cage]
3) Gato Volador, Silver Star vs Koko Viper, Memo Valles [1 Solidaridad TAG]
4) Caifane I, Caifane II, Hector Garza vs Diluvio Negro I, Diluvio Negro II, Heavy Metal
5) Damian 666, Hijo del Perro Aguayo vs Blue Panther, Super Parka

The Box Y Lucha Chat with Octagon, first pushed back, now is canceled.

Latin Lover’s injury

I’ve been reading articles to try and figure out what’s up with Latin Lover. Google News Mexico has a ton of them, if you’d like to read them yourselves.

Latin suffered a complete right tricep tear, when dancing (maybe just rehearing) on a non-wrestling event. Surgery went fine, and his arm will be immobilized for 5-6 weeks while he recovers. He’s going to for sure take a week off to rest and recover, but is considering trying to make his (non-wrestling) appearances while still hurt.

This is the same type of injury WWE’s Batista recently suffered, though I don’t know how severity matches up (though ‘complete’ sounds pretty bad.) Early reports mistaken had it as an Achilles Tendon tear, which where the confusion came.

While this is a injury suffered outside of wrestling and one he should be able to return from, Latin Lover is considering retiring from wrestling. His family doesn’t want him to do it anymore, and he’s tired of wrestling related surgeries (he says this one was his 8th total) in general.

On a completely different note, they’ve added footage of the WWE in Mexico (probably the stuff they’re showing on TV) to the interview with Rey on WWE.com

Update: Meltzer is saying Latin has offically retired.

01/26: delayed resuts, upcoming CMLL major shows

I believe everything’s back to normal, but I didn’t actually fix a problem so it’ll probably happen again.

Voting is now open for the 2005 Tapatia awards: ballot, more information, discussion – the links are on the side bar as well, and there’s a discussion thread on DVDVR.


IWRG (SUN) 01/22 Arena Naucalpan Results
1) Black Jaguar, Rey Estruendo b Ultra Mega, Vampiro Metalico
2) Black Terry, Fantasma de la Ópera, Xibalva b Avisman, Kung Fu Jr., Star Boy
3) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Veneno b Apocalipsis, Dr. X, Loco Max
4) Dos Caras Sr., Máscara Sagrada, Mr. Niebla b Canek, Damián 666, Head Hunter I

They teased a Canek vs Head Hunter I feud (and a larger Canek Family vs Corp feud), which is very scary. Recap pushes a Fantasma de la Opera vs Avisman title match to come.

indy (TUE) 01/24 Arena Juba de Reynosa Results [KrisZ]
1) Guerrero del Camino, Zeus b El Patriota, Rocker Boy
2) Chamaco Ortiz, Principe Azteca vs Oriental, Principe Guerrero
3) Rey del Camino, Super Boy b Espanto Jr., Luminoso Jr.
4) Charly Manson, Chessman, Imagen I b el Angel, Halcon de Oro Jr., Turok
5) Sangre Chicana b Titan Jr. [mask, hair]

Upcoming big shows for CMLL, as told by Ovaciones:

02/05: Santo Tribute (Arena Coliseo)
03/17: annual Lutteroth/Santo celebration
04/28: Arena Mexico’s 50th Anniversary (+1 day)

Latin Lover is hurt and will be out quite a while. Depending on where I read this, he either did doing a dance move or a wrestling more, and he either hurt his arm or his leg, so really, I don’t know much more than the first sentence.

Ultimo Guerrero’s off to Italy from 01/26 to 01/30; this is the Nu Wrestling Evolution promotion Vampiro talks about, and I believe Ultimo is facing Ultimo Dragon once again on the tour.

Groond XXX will return to Arena Mexico in February, from injuries he’s blaming (at least in the storyline) on Rey and Ultimo. Uh oh. I think this is more just to keep Groon in the ring with very good people.

LA Park will be in Chicago on Saturday and Sunday, but plans more Arena Mexico visits in the next couple of months. He’s scheduled for 02/03, 02/10, 03/10, and 03/17.

Main event of Arena Neza tonight is Atlantis & Tarzan Boy vs Blue Panther & Mr. Niebla.

El Halcon Net is still working on it’s redesign, so they posted an edition from 04/07/05 (which I’ve never read!) They have big features on WrestleMania 21 and el Solitario.

I’m working on the Wrestling Card Profiles; had to redo them from scratch. They should look better tomorrow.