Recap #156 and lucha times

Recap #156 is up. Averno vs Zumbido was your usual fun juniors singles match. Everything but the thing you figured wouldn’t be good was good.

Lucha Times is updated.

Saturday: the culimination of Negro vs Perro should be interesting, right? I don’t know about that semi-main.

Sunday: Yea, the west coast feed is 9 hours after the east coast feed, and a half hour shorter. It’s pretty weird, but they’ve got a triple header of Mexican League futbol and it says they have a Italy/US friendly match but I can’t find any other report of that existing, so whatever.

Anyway, both lucha matches were okay but not great.

I’m tracking AAA matches for other purposes. If I can pick up a pattern in the next few weeks, I’ll add ’em to the listings.

My photos from the second lucha show came back. They’re…not so good. Very disappointing. Maybe I’ll get a digital camera next time there’s a lucha show – whenever is.

News: Atlantis is out four weeks with a broken rib. Ouch.

quick weekend TV summary

CMLL (undercard from the annivesary show)

* Volador and Misterioso talk Mistico into teaming with them against Olimpico, Averno, Mephisto

1) Misterioso/Mistico/Volador beat Olimpico/Averno/Mephisto in 3 falls
(~12 minutes including between fall breaks, plus a commerical break)

* Stellar Moments

* Tribute to Dr. Wagner Sr.

2) Blue Panther/Atlantis/Mascara Sagrada DQW Vampiro/Pierroth/Tarzan in 2 falls

(~10 minutes including between falls)

Nothing of the mask match, as expected.

AAA – 08/20 Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de Puebla (TV Taping)

1) Faby Apache/El Apache b Cinthia Moreno/Oriental for the AAA Mixed Titles
(~11:30)

* Noti AAA
– Highlights of the 4 Way Dance por PAP Mascot Tag Titles from the same show (~0:15)
– AAA Mascara Sagrada talks about winning back the titles, being the original and authentic Mascara Sagrada
– Abismo Negro yells a lot about being the new pres of LLL
(break)
– Latin Lover explains he’s a better dancer than Chessman.

2) Sangre Chicana (w/La Fiera) defeats Latin Lover (w/Heavy Metal) to win the vacant AAA Americas Title
(~6:00)

link update

Added a few sites that should’ve been there already and fixed a couple.

GdI’s website has been gone for a while.

Added a list of other single promotion website (more or less); if there’s are other good ones out there that I’m not thinking about, let me know.

11/15 news

No recap as of yet. Haven’t even gotten to peak at this week’s show.

Arena Mexico 11/12 results (KrisZ)
1) Koreano/Super Comando b Espiritu/Karisma
2) Loco Max/Mr. Mexico/Violencia b La Mascara/Zumbido/Alan Stone

As happened last week, Mr. Mexico won it for his team with a low blow. This time, however, it was to Alan Stone. This is leading to a double hair/hair match next week.

La Mascara (pic) is speculated to be Brazo de Oro Jr. I guess he’s not quite getting the Misitico push yet, though it’d be awful pushing it for his mask to be on the line in his second match.

Perro Aguayo Sr. did an in-ring spot to promote a telethon on Televisa 12/3 and 12/4 (more spots to come?), got attacked by Universo, who got attacked by Perro Aguayo Jr., leading to

3) Pierroth/Vampiro/Perro b Universo/Apolo/Satanico

All the pins either involved Universo getting pinned (1st by Perro after a spear, 3rd by Pierroth after a low blow) or him pinning someone (2nd, by plancha-ing Pierroth.)

4) Dr. Wagner/Shocker/Dos Caras Jr. b Ultimo/Rey/Olimpico

They led off with an excessive violence DQ to give it a “they should’ve won, BUT” feel. Finishes (Ultimo pinning Wagner in the 2nd, Wagner pinning Ultimo in the third) reflect a Wagner vs Ultimo feud in the cards.

5) Legion del Notre (Terrible, Garza and Tarzan) b Canek, Rayo and Black Warrior in a non-title match.

But obviously leading to a title match…

I forget to mention this last week, but Garza, Park and Psicosis did particpate on the TNA PPV, with Garza winning their X Division Battle Royale in a bit of a surprise. Wonder if TNA’s orders that all wrestlers must maintain TNA storylines (like “all Mexicians are amigos!” when not wrestling in TNA means someone’s gotta turn in CMLL? I think….not.

This Tuesday, Arena Coliseo main events with a Blue Panther vs Black Tiger singles match, that’d be interesting to see. Semi main sees Porky in action, teaming with Negro and Satanico against Tarzan, Rey and Olimpico.

Friday’s Arena Mexico show lines up like

1) Neutron/Chris Stone/Tigre Blanco vs Hooligan/Nitro/Sangre Azteca
2) Felino/Volador/La Mascara vs Averno/Mephisto/Okumura
3) Reyes (Caras/Mascara/Universo) vs Pierroths (Pierroth/el Hijo del Pierroth/Pierroth Jr.)
4) Alan Stone & Zumbido vs Loco Max & Mr. Mexico in a double hair/hair match
5) Legion del Norte (Tarzan/Terrible/Garza) vs Rayo/Canek/Warrior (c) for the CMLL Trios Titles.

When it was Zumbido/Loco, I wasn’t sure which way to pick, but no one Alan Stone is losing his hair, and no way Mr. Mexico isn’t losing his.

I’m guessing title change in the main event, just because Garza (and lesser, Rayo) are not neccesarly around forever, and the other team is stabler. A title change here coupled with Wagner’s turn would really leave Canek without a purpose.

I’m thinking of shortening names to
Pierroth Jr. (the familiar one, inconsisently refered to as Jr.) = Pierroth II
Pierroth Jr. Jr. (the newer one) = Pierroth IIIj
el Hijo del Pierroth Jr. = Pierroth IIIh
but that may not unconfuse things.

This Sunday, Arena Coliseo is holding yet another tag team tournament. Couple interesting pair ups, though.

– Mascara Ano 2000/Okumura
– Averno/Mephisto
– Ultimo/Rey
– Emilio/Scorpio
– Brazo de Oro/Ringo Mendoza
Dr. Wagner/Black Tiger
– Dos Caras Jr./Negro Casas
– Loco Max/Mr. Mexico

That’ll be the first time Wagner and Tiger have been in the since Wagner started to turn face. There may be some developments. And Loco Max and Mr. Mexico would be teaming up just after they lost their hair, if I’m guessing right.

CMLL.com hasn’t updated it’s news, so another update later on this week.

AAA jumps?

You’ve heard this one before.

According to KrisZ, Latin Lover and Abismo Negro MAY be showing up at ENSEMA’s show tonight.

Box Y Lucha expands on this idea, throwing in about half the roster as possible jumpers.

Kinda on the same topic, there was a bit in the Observer not long ago about how older stars are doing very well on the indy scene, since they are still considered stars, and being (or having been) on the covers of magazine is just as important to the TV guys. It hasn’t worked the same for ex-AAA guys, because they’re seen as more TV characters, I guess, and not taken seriously.

11/11 news

You’d think FireFox would’ve had the Google Extension bar working for the release of 1.0. How annoying.

Arena Mexico (11/05) results (KrisZ)

1 Leono/Mr. Power/Tigre Blanco b Flecha/Koreano/Vikingo
2 Loco Max/Mr. Mexico/Sangre Azteca b Ricky Marvin/Alan Stone/Zumbido
(oddly, it was Mr. Mexico who low blowed Zumbido for the win, despite the feud being Loco Max/Zumbido)
3 Atlantis/Blue Panther/Canek b Dr. Wagner Jr./Olimpico/Ultimo Guerrero.
(Olimpico and Ultimo Guerrero turned on Dr. Wagner! He’s all but a tecnico in name now, and that’s a lot better feud than versus Universo. I wonder what this means for the Canek feud?)
4 Dos Caras Jr./L.A. Park/Shocker b El Hijo Perro Aguayo/Hector Garza/Tarzan Boy
(Dos Caras looked good in his debut)
5 Pierroth/Hijo del Pierroth/Vampiro b Cien/Mascara/Universo
(Capos used Pierroth’s baseball bat on him to lose. Mascara and Cien challenged Hijo del Pierroth/Vamp to a hair/hair vs mask/hair match.)

On 11/09 in Arena Coliseo, Pierroth’s team lost to Universo’s team when Pierroth was caught giving Universo a low blow. Universo made the hair/hair challenge again, and Pierroth left rather than answer.

Arena Mexico (11/12) card

1 Espiritu, Karisma vs Super Comando, Koreano
2 Zumbido, Alan Stone, La Mascara vs Mr. Mexico, Violencia, Loco Max
3 Universo 2000, Apolo Dantes, Satanico vs Vampiro, Pierroth, Hijo del Perro Aguayo
3 Dos Caras Jr., Shocker, Dr. Wagner Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero, Rey Bucanero, Olimpico
3 Rayo de Jalisco, Canek, Black Warrior vs Hector Garza, Tarzan Boy, Terrible

They’re billing it as a random draw for the tercera/semi-main/main positions.

La Mascara is a debuting wrestler. They’re comparing him to Mistico, but of course they would.

On 11/4 in, Cuernavaca, Zumbido won a hair/hair match versus Tony Rivera (who’s lost his last two after a long winning streak, I believe.) They’re still heading to a Loco Max/Zumbido match.

They’re building to a big Mascara Sagrada vs Pierroth in Guadalajara on 11/21.

CMLL.com has offical forums now, but they seem kinda quiet. There’s one post about how they need to merchandise wrestlers, put together DVDs and create more rivalaries I enjoyed, though.

Lucha Times for 11/13

Saturday: Assuming they don’t try to make up for the missing episode (which should be good anyway), it looks like a fun undercard match and Mascara Sagrada’s CMLL debut. (Last week just needed some editing.)

Note that the afternoon version is 1 hour and the overnight version is 2 hours; I’d guess they’ll show either AAA or CMLL during the day, and show both at night.

Sunday: The matches sound good but don’t make it up to that level. Also a 1.5 show; I didn’t watch long enough to see what they cut out this past week.

News tommorow. Recap of Saturday’s show looking Friday, and hopefully a recap of lucha shows I went to by the same day.