Why you should never listen

Why you should never listen to me: They ended up airing about a half hour of CMLL before the AAA today. However, it was just repeats of the second two matches from #69 (Arena Coliseo, 01/03/03): Pierroth/Black Tiger/Tarzan Boy vs Atlantis/Super Crazy/Super Porky and Mr. Niebla vs Dr. Wagner.

You didn’t miss anything if you missed it.

Arena Mexico results, via Lucha

Arena Mexico results, via Lucha Libre Style
– Felino, Sagrado, Angel Azteca d. Averno, Mephisto, Arkangel
– Rayo De Jalisco, Atlantis, Brazo De Plato d. Dr. Wagner, Cien Caras, Emilio Charles (2 falls, DQ in the second)
– Ricky Marvin, Volador Jr., Virus d. Havana Brothers (Virus pins Rocky in the deciding fall)
– CMLL Tag Team Championship: GdI retain the titles over Negro Casas and Hijo de Perro Aguayo (came down to Ultimo, Perro, and Rey sneaking back in to low blow)
– Hair/Mask: Pierroth d. Violencia (Violencia loses his mask – He’s “Blas Columba”, 36)
– Hair/Hair: Shocker d. Tarzan Boy (Tarzan Boy loses his hair)

Stuart reports that Dr. Wagner

Stuart reports that Dr. Wagner and Silver King will be working the next (10/05 – 10/26) All Japan tour. Meanwhile, Ricky Marvin will be teaming with (now AAA worker) Juventued Guerrera on NOAH’s October (10/11-11/1) tour. Atlantis will be in Michinoku Pro around this time as well, although I don’t have the dates in front of me.

There’s been some speculation about a New Japan running a G1 Junior Tag league as a compain to the normal G1 Tag league on it’s next tour (10/15-11/03) – if they did, I wonder if any CMLL guys would be free for it, given how many are already leaving. CMLL’s big roster should give them plenty of wrestlers to fill out cards, and I’m sure they could spare some of the midcard guys without blinking, but if a top tag team went over – and I’m thinking about Rey and Ultimo’s previous trip and maybe being invited back – CMLL would be running low on top rudos. Or maybe at least those who could have quality matches.

Hey, look – NJPW.com has

Hey, look – NJPW.com has a montage of pictures from another website to show Rocky Romero as “CMLL Would Super Fly Heavy Weight Title”. I wonder where they idea for combining a promotion’s pictures into one big one to tell the story.

That’d be really funny if CMLL asked them to take it down (but then they’d be after me next)

(I have no idea why they’re putting full names on the pages again. And I’m trying to get in the mode to post shorter/frequenter so things don’t slip my mind as much.)

I keep forgetting to mention:

I keep forgetting to mention:

Lucha Xtreme Wrestling, LXW, is promoting a card in Queens, NY featuring a couple CMLL guys on 09/27.

– Shocker vs. Jerry Lynn
– La Parka vs. Justin Credible (w/ Jason Knight & Veronica Caine)
– Angel vs. Supreme
– Josh Prohibition & MDogg20 vs. Scorpio Sky & Quicksilver
– Super Dragon vs. Taro
– Jardi Frantz vs. Rey Bucanero vs. Smokey Charmichael
– Justice Pain vs. Altar Boy Luke

More matches to be announce. A lot more Xtreme than Lucha to me, but if you’re doing it in NY, that makes some money sense. You’d think they’d find something better to do with Bucanero and why do you not have a trios match on a Lucha show, but at least Shocker gets his annual NY apperance.

Now, if only someone could do it right and get Ultimo and Rey on the same US indy show…

According to the current Galavision

According to the current Galavision listings, and due to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, CMLL will seemingly not air this week. There is a 2 hour lucha show on Sunday, but if last week is the new pattern, that’ll just be AAA. There is no show Saturday or Sunday overnight.

This past week’s lucha recap is up.

Your new CMLL Super Light

Your new CMLL Super Light Heavyweight Champion is – NJPW-LA’s Rocky Romero? Rocky and Volador Jr. were the final two survivors of the 9/5 Cibernetico, and the guy who’s was supposed to be wrestling his last match for CMLL next week won one of their belts.

I’m guessing that this whole title, or at the very least the first champion, was to help cement whatever arrangement NJPW, the LA Dojo and CMLL have. Even if Rocky never defends the title in Japan, just being mentioned as champion brings attention to that connection. If they really wanted to just reward the Spectacular Moments crew, they could’ve just moved one of the many floating titles – Dr. X’s Mexican Welterweight and Felino CMLL Welterweight would be my two picks – instead of creating another one. I’m sure someone in CMLL will eventually win the SLH title, but maybe not soon and maybe that wasn’t the point of creating it.

I’m no NJPW expert, but I wonder if he’ll be able to succsefully defend it in Japan. Thinking about the Pitbull’s status last time in Japan, I’m only seeming them as higher than Taguchi and maybe equals to Inoue in the Junior ranks. Maybe that’ll change?

They could always run an angle that has Rocky returning sometime soon after this week (which was his announced last date in for the time being)

Final Card for the (latest) 70th Annivesery Show [* – my guess]
– Tarzan Boy vs Shocker* in a hair/hair match
– Pierroth* vs Violencia in a hair/mask match
– Hijo Del Perro Aguayo and Negro Casas vs Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucanero (c) * for the CMLL Tag Team Champions
– Havana Brothers vs Ricky Marvin/Volador Jr/Virus *
– Rayo de Jalisco/Atlantis/Super Porky * vs Dr. Wagner Jr./Cien Caras/Emilio Charles
– Felino/Sagrado/Angel Azetca * vs Averno/Mephisto/Arkangel

I think most of the people I’ve seen picking see new tag team champions, but I can’t bear to even consider that. You know it’s a big show when that group is working second from the bottom. I don’t think it gets much bigger than the battle of the Angels. Or maybe not.

Bob Barnett was correct – the new Galavision lucha sched took effect this week. However, in moving CMLL to Sunday’s (where it shouldn’t be any more clipped than what airs on Televisa – which is a problem with Televisa), they managed to skip a week in taping and the Heat/Wagner match I was looking forward to. I’ve barely watched it, but it sounds good and I’ve heard good things, so the fact that they’re not repeating lucha any more is kinda annoying.

The last two CMLL shows

The last two CMLL shows (08/31 and 09/07) have been added to the archive. They were eh.

Also, Homer contributes two of the missing show recaps – 79 and 82 (Shocker/Vampiro hair/hair in clipped form)

Lucha Times has been updated. The word, via Bob Barnett, is that Galavision is rearranging the shows. Saturday afternoon (and I guess Sunday overnight shows) will be all AAA, and the Sunday show will be all CMLL. The time slots Galavision do seem to reflect this change. We’ll see if they follow through.

I know I’ve listed a Shocker/Ultimo match there, but it was an Arena Coliseo main event, which they haven’t been showing much of, and a quick look at Barnett’s comps don’t show that one on there, so I wouldn’t bank on it airing. Always can hope…

Galavision has been altering their

Galavision has been altering their schedule a bunch this week. Lucha times reflects where it is right now, but I guess there’s always time to rearange it till it airs.

Bob Barnett has passed on an e-mail saying that Galavision will be changing to an all AAA format one week, and all CMLL format the next. Not sure when it’d start, but between this, the time switches, and AAA airing first, I’d tape the whole time slot if you don’t want to miss something.

An updated card for the Atlanta (actually Duluth) lucha show on puroresu.com‘s board.
– Hijo Del Santo & La Parka vs Pentagon & Felino (who’s the rudos?)
– Brazo de Plata, Brazo de Oro & Dos Caras vs Villano 4, Villano 5, Negro Casas
– Lizmark Jr. vs Ultimo Guerrero
– Ayako Hamada vs Princesa Sugey
– Pequeno Violencia vs Pierrothito
– Sicodelico Jr. vs Masada

Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Saturday – $50 and $25 seats, so I guess they stand a chance of breaking even if they get the attendence. If Ultimo AND Rey were there, that might worth the 10 hour drive.